Police seize smuggled contraband from Angola

Niel Terblanche

During the execution of Operation Amazing March, members of the Namibian Police stationed in the Omusati Region confiscated contraband from a smuggler at a temporary roadblock over the weekend.

According to the incident report provided by the Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Ismael Basson, the discovery of 84 plastic bags containing 1 680 sachets of Best Whisky and 150 cartons containing 1 500 packets of Yes cigarettes led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle at the roadblock.

According to Basson, the driver was apprehended on the main road between Ruacana and Kamanjab near Oshifo.

Upon his arrest, the suspected smuggler told arresting officers that the smuggled contraband belongs to two people in Opuwo.

“He gave the arresting officers the full details of the alleged owners of the illicit goods. They live in Opuwo and upon their arrest will be handed over to police stationed at the Omahenene Border post for further processing,” he said.

He stated that an investigation has been opened into the smuggling operation and that further arrests are pending.

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