The police apprehended a truck en route from Angola containing whiskey and cigarettes on Friday.
Superintendent Willem Haufiku said the bust followed a tip-off from the truck’s owner.
“We got a tip-off from a member of the public, who detected a suspicious consignment in his truck. When he asked the driver, he admitted the consignment was illegal,” he said.
The police confiscated 41 bags of 50kg each filled with whiskey and rum sachets, and 44 boxes of Yes cigarettes.
The consignment was seized at the Oshikango border post.
Six suspects were arrested, while three are still at large, Haufiku said.
He encouraged the community to report any suspicious activity to bolster community policing.
“We are urging members of the public and business owners to assist the system, which is a partner of the public. This way we would have smooth-running community policing benefiting both the community and law enforcement,” he said.
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