Police seize drugs worth N$700 000 at coast

Erongo police have confiscated drugs with a street value of N$718 860 in a series of raids at Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Three men have been apprehended in connection with these seizures.

They face charges related to drug dealing and possession.

The most extensive operation took place at Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay, on Thursday, where police, acting on a tip from a confidential source, executed a search warrant at a residence on Twahangana Street.

Authorities seized 9 435 grams of ‘skunk’ cannabis and 2 645 grams of ‘majad’ cannabis, with a total street value estimated at N$498 200.
A Namibian man (55) was arrested during the raid.

Another operation on Tuesday occurred at a house at Tutaleni in Uugwanga Street, also in Kuisebmond.

Following a tip-off from the police suggestion box, officers discovered 427 grams of ‘skunk’ cannabis, 36 grams of ‘majad’ cannabis, and three halves of a mandrax tablet, worth around N$21 860.

A man (26) was taken into custody.

Additionally, a raid at Mondesa, Swakopmund, on Monday led to the arrest of a man (34), after police recovered 3 976 kilogrammes of cannabis, valued at N$198 800 from a residence on Daureb Street.

“We applaud the public for their cooperation in sharing reliable information that led to these successful operations,” said Erongo police spokesperson chief inspector Ileni Shapumba.

“If people will continue to deal in drugs, we too will spare no time for them. We will nab them until they stop.”

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