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Cannabis worth nearly N.dollars 1.3 million intercepted at Windhoek roadblock

Summary

Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at the Windhoek-Rehoboth B1 roadblock intercepted three large boxes of cannabis on Friday. NamPol in the weekend crime report issued on Monday, stated that the cannabis carries an estimated value of nearly N.dollars […]

Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at the Windhoek-Rehoboth B1 roadblock intercepted three large boxes of cannabis on Friday.

NamPol in the weekend crime report issued on Monday, stated that the cannabis carries an estimated value of nearly N.dollars 1.3 million and was destined for Windhoek from South Africa.

It was allegedly discovered when a Namibian male truck driver who was coming from South Africa stopped at the roadblock.

“Upon a search at about 19h45 on Friday, three large boxes which were stashed in the truck were found,” it said.

The truck driver was arrested along with his alleged accomplice aged 37, who was reportedly waiting for the consignment in Windhoek’s northern industrial area.

The alleged accomplice tried to flee when he saw the police, and the police officers fired warning shots into the air.

The suspect would however not stop and he was shot in the foot.

Both suspects are expected to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court this week on charges of dealing in and/or possession of drugs.

The 37-year-old injured suspect was admitted to the Katutura Intermediate Hospital where he is receiving medical attention under police guard, NamPol said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency