N$ 2 million drug bust reported in Hardap

Martin Endjala

Police in the Hardap region are investigating matters in which two men were arrested for being in possession of drugs worth N$2 million.

The two suspects appeared in the Mariental magistrate’s court today.

This was confirmed by the Mariental police spokesperson Inspector Linea Heita, who said further information on the court outcome will only be availed tomorrow.

Both suspects were arrested for contravening Act 41 of 1971 Sec 2 (A) Dealing in Dependence Producing Drugs, on Tuesday afternoon.

In the first matter, a 36 year-old Namibian man was caught with drugs at Kalkrand in Hardap region.

It’s alleged that during the police routine Operations 12 parcels of skunk cannabis wrapped in black plastics, four big parcels of skunk cannabis and nine parcels of skunk cannabis packed in a see-through plastics weighing 31 755KG and valued of N$ 1 587 750 was recovered and confiscated with the help of the public.

Police investigations in the matter resumed.

In another matter, a 37 year old Namibian man was arrested for contravening section 2 (A) Act 41 of 1971, Dealing in Dependence Producing Drugs, also on Tuesday at an unknown time.

The suspect was arrested at B1 road with drugs and mandrax in Kalkrand, Hardap region.

Its also alleged that during routine police clean up operations, 4058 mandrax tablets at the value of N$486 960 was bursted and confiscated from the suspect with the help of the public.

Heita has since warned the public on the danger of drugs, calling on communities to root out this evil by liasing and reporting this dealings to the police immediately.

“It’s a common sense to note that, the alleged dealers has moved out of big towns to farms areas but we will leave no stone unturned”, Inspector asserted.

Heita further stated that, they are hard at work in coming up with various interventions to fight crime in the region, given the fact that perpetrators have also began to counter the police strategies.

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