Burundian national caught with four grams of cocaine

The police arrested a Burundian national over the weekend at a popular dance club in Swakopmund after he was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine. Amini Sezerano (24) appeared in the town’s magistrates court yesterday and was granted bail of N$2 000.

The arrest of the Burundian national with cocaine follows only days after the arrest of Nigerian national who was detected by customs officials at the port of Walvis Bay International Airport with a stash of undeclared US Dollar bills.
“The arrest of foreign nationals with drugs and undeclared stashes of cash is cumbersome and we need vigilance to protect Namibia from becoming a safe harbor or thoroughfare of international syndicates”, a senior police official said in Swakopmund yesterday.
On an official note: according to deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, police regional crime investigations coordinator for Erongo, the suspect originates from the Osire refugee camp in Khomas. He was arrested on Saturday morning about 30 minutes past midnight in front of Vintage Dance Club. He was in possession of four grams of cocaine powder with an estimated street value of N$2 000.
Sezerano appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrates court yesterday on a charge of being in possession of a dependence producing substance. Magistrate Jorina Jagger postponed the matter to 23 October for laboratory results to confirm whether indeed the substance is cocaine.

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