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Drug bust probe incomplete

2018-10-02  Maria Amakali

Drug bust probe incomplete

WINDHOEK -Investigations into the case of four men arrested in Windhoek for suspected drug dealing worth N$200 000 is yet to be finalised. 

The suspects Buruxa Buru Bukus, 30, Namibian man, Lee Douglas Surtees Jenkins, 19, a British national, Wesley Welgemoed, 19, South African, and Verena Salzmann, 30, a German woman made their second appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.

During their appearance from custody, Bukus and his co-accused were informed that investigations into their drug case have not yet been completed. 

According to the state prosecutor Tatelo Lusepani, lab results are still outstanding and thus the case should be postponed for such to be attained. 

Bukus and his co-accused were arrested on July 20 when the police raided a house in Windhoek’s posh suburb Kleine Kuppe during a police operation.

According to the police, various types of drugs were found and confiscated during the raid. The confiscated drugs included steroids, cocaine, Cat, skunk, MDMA, LSD, Ecstasy, Schedule 5 medicines and magic mushrooms.  The drugs are estimated to be worth more than N$200 000. 

In addition to the drugs that were found in the house, the police found a firearm and ammunition
The prosecution is charging Bukus and his co-accused with six charges including assault of a police officer, pointing of a firearm, attempt to escape from lawful custody and charges in terms of the medicines and pharmacy act. 
The group could not be released on bail during their first appearance in court as the state strongly opposed the notion stating that the accused are a flight risk and investigations have not been completed.

Magistrate Samunzala Samunzala postponed the matter to October 12 for lab results, remanding the four accused in custody at the Windhoek police station. 

2018-10-02  Maria Amakali

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