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Police make arrests in alleged cannabis cultivation

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Two male suspects were arrested on Friday in Omaruru for allegedly cultivating 22 cannabis plants valued at N.dollars 149 450.According to the police weekend crime report issued on Sunday, the cannabis plantation was discovered during a police search, …

Two male suspects were arrested on Friday in Omaruru for allegedly cultivating 22 cannabis plants valued at N.dollars 149 450.

According to the police weekend crime report issued on Sunday, the cannabis plantation was discovered during a police search, alongside the Wilhelm Zeraua road in Omaruru.

The suspects aged 45 and 65 are expected to appear in the Omaruru Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

A 29-year-old male was also arrested for allegedly cultivating and possessing cannabis at Oshipumbu-shomugogo village in the Oshana Region on Saturday, after the police discovered the plantation and bankies of cannabis seeds valued at N.dollars 150.

Another 23-year-old woman was arrested 10 kilometres outside Aranos on Friday for alleged possession of cannabis and Mandrax tablets. The value of the drugs is yet to be determined.

In a separate incident, the police in Ongwediva are investigating a rape case after three suspects allegedly sneaked into the house of a 51-year-old woman while she was out on Friday. Upon her return, in the evening one of the suspects allegedly ambushed her, strangled her, and demanded money. It is further alleged that the same suspect raped her at knifepoint whilst the other two ransacked her car and room. They stole N.dollars 140 which was in the victim’s purse in the car and fled. No arrest or recovery has been made yet.

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Sunday between 01h00 and 02h00 at Donkerhoek in Aimablaagte, Mariental. It is alleged that whilst the victim, her mother and a younger sibling were sleeping, the suspect entered the unlocked shack and sexually assaulted the victim. The victim woke up and the suspect reportedly fled. A 23-year-old male suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police investigations in all matters continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency