Coast’s drug underworld hit hard by drug bust

The coast’s drug underworld was dealt a painful blow on Thursday and Friday as the Namibian Police arrested six suspects for suspected drug dealing and drug possession. Four of the six arrests were made in Mondesa at Swakopmund and two suspects were nabbed in Walvis Bay. The single biggest haul of drugs found was 72 packets of cannabis valued at N$153 300.
Some of the suspects were rounded up over a span of two hours, at different addresses. This indicates the operation has been carefully planned and the Namibian Police had superior informa-tion at its disposal.
“We declared war against drug dealers and we are requesting the public to assist us with information”, police spokesperson for the Region Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu said yesterday. He expressed his satisfaction with information received from the public which led to these latest arrests.
On 6 July, 57-year old Agnes Benson was arrested at a house in Kuisebmond’s Sea-point area with twelve “bankies” of cannabis valued at N$600. Also at the time Winslow Assegaai (26) was arrested after two bankies of cannabis was found in his possession, valued at N$100.
Both Benson and Assegaai made first appearances for drug dealing- and possession related charges.
On Friday 37-year old Joseph Hoa-Khaob was arrested at a house in Mondesa at Swakopmund with 72 parcels of cannabis valued at N$153 300-00. At the same time Fillipus Haitota was nabbed at another home address in Mondesa with twelve quarters of Mandrax tablets, two tablets and four half tablets. The total value of the drugs is estimated at N$700-00.
Also in Mondesa Norbert Katjikurupa (32) and Karisen (32) were arrested for possessing six quarters of Mandrax tablets valued at N$150-00 and five halve tablets and six quarters valued at N$240-00 respectively.
All suspects made first appearances in the Swakopmund magistrates court yesterday on charges of drug dealing and drug possession.

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