151 arrested in November drug busts


The Namibian Police arrested 151 people during drug busts conducted between the 1st and the 30th of November.


The drugs are said to be worth N$918 830, and they included synthetic marijuana, cannabis, mandrax tablets, crack cocaine and cocaine powder from 66 suspects including two police officers.


The police said that it arrested 62 Namibians, three Angolans and one Swazi national in connection with those drugs.


Furthermore, five foreign nationals, (three) Ugandans, a Tanzanian and a Burundian were arrested in connection with the sale of Cytotec tablets popularly known as abortion pills.


According to a police report the drug law enforcement unit division has also observed profitable business practices of bogus doctors targeting women and vulnerable young girls who are not well informed about the possibility of side effects and complications of such unsupervised and self –induced abortions.


NamPol also arrested 80 suspects and charged them with dealing or being in possession of illicit tobacco products valued at N$460 000 under the Tobacco Control Act I of 2010.