Tanzanian men arrested for possession of drugs make court appearance

The two Tanzanian men who were arrested after they were allegedly found in possession of drugs worth N.dollars 1.1 million made their first court appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The accused persons, Japhari Rashiri and Juma Juma, both aged 22, made their court appearance before magistrate Mulunda Masiku, who postponed their case to 08 December 2023 for further police investigation and for the accused persons to acquire legal representation.

During the court proceedings, Rashiri indicated to the court that he will acquire legal representation through the Directorate of Legal Aid, while Juma said he will represent himself.

The State was represented by Marlon Adams.

Rashiri and Juma are each charged with one count of dealing in dependence inducing substances.

The duo was arrested through a police intelligence-led operation on Thursday at 13h34, some 51 Kilometres on the Grunau/Keetmanshoop road.

Cannabis weighting 22 kilogrammme with a street value of N.dollars 1.1 million wa
s found in a truck that the two were travelling in.

The two men remain in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until their next court appearance.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency