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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:33:05 -0700

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Namibia: Erongo Police Promise Drugs Crackdown

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT

New Era, 18 Jan 2008 - The three coastal towns of Henties Bay, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have become a haven for drug lords, prompting the Erongo Regional Police to step up efforts to fight drug trafficking in the region. At a press briefing yesterday, the Police Regional Commander for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Festus Shilongo, issued a stern warning to those who make themselves guilty to refrain from dealing in drugs. The deputy commissioner said the Erongo police are out to root out all drug syndicates in the region to make it safer for residents.

Namibia: Column: The Struggle Against the 'War on Drugs'

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 08:00:00 GMT

The Namibian, 12 Jan 2007 - BARRY COOPER'S new DVD, 'Never Get Busted Again', which went on sale over the Internet late last month, will probably not sell very well outside the United States, because in most other countries the possession of marijuana for personal use is treated as a misdemeanour or simply ignored by the police. But it will sell very well in the US, where many thousands of casual marijuana users are hit with savage jail terms every year in a nationwide game of Russian roulette in which most people indulge their habit unharmed while a few unfortunates have their lives ruined.

Namibia: PUB LTE: Legalise It!

Tue, 05 Dec 2006 08:00:00 GMT

The Namibian, 05 Dec 2006 - IT seems that nowadays our leaders, especially parliamentarians, are really out of touch with the people they claim to represent. This is reflected in the way parliamentarians pass ridiculous bills such as the 20-year jail sentences in respect of livestock theft and the Liquor Act.

Namibia: Ridding Society of Drug Abuse and Torture

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 07:00:00 GMT

New Era, 27 Jun 2006 - The spotlight on the commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking yesterday shifted on children. With the theme of "drugs are not child's play" the aim was to increase public awareness about the destructive power of drugs and society's responsibility to care for the well-being of its children. And with nearly 200 million consumers of illegal drugs world wide, we have our job cut out for us.

Namibia: Youth Falling Victim to Drugs, Alchohol

Mon, 17 Jan 2005 08:00:00 GMT

The Namibian, 17 Jan 2005 - Windhoek KEETMANSHOOP -- THE Senior Youth Development Officer at Luderitz, Jan Scholtz, says addressing the impact of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse will be his office's priority this year. Scholtz says drug trafficking is on the increase in the South and shebeen owners allow minors access to their premises.

Namibia: Black Drug Use On The Rise

Fri, 07 Jan 2005 08:00:00 GMT

New Era, 07 Jan 2005 - THE use of hard drugs is on the increase in especially the former black suburbs of Windhoek. Parents in some parts of Katutura and Khomasdal have witnessed their children increasingly being caught up in the web of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroine and crack cocaine.

Namibia: Dagga Found in Classroom

Mon, 23 Aug 2004 07:00:00 GMT

New Era, 23 Aug 2004 - Luderitz An attentive cleaner recently stumbled on a small parcel of cannabis that was neatly wrapped in brown paper in one of the Grade 7 classrooms at a primary school in Luderitz. The cleaner, who was performing her daily chores, found the illicit substance under a chair, after which she alerted her seniors. The substance, that can be smoked, chewed or made into a tea, was discovered in a classroom at Nautilus Primary School. Jakes van Rooy, the principal at Nautilus Primary, suspects a learner must have hidden the dagga under the chair. "Someone must have put it there and definitely a child. A child was using it," he told New Era.

Namibia: Namibia Faces Surge In Organised Crime

Tue, 03 Aug 2004 07:00:00 GMT

The Namibian, 03 Aug 2004 - Windhoek -- The face of crime in Namibia is changing - shifting from being typically violent crime by individuals to an upsurge in transnational organised crime. The Police revealed yesterday that over the past year drug trafficking in particular had picked up.

Namibia: Mayor Leads Way in Drugs Fight

Mon, 05 Jul 2004 07:00:00 GMT

New Era, 05 Jul 2004 - THE Mayor of Tsumeb, Veueza Kasiringua, has commended the National Police Force for its professional conduct in busting drug trafficking rings that attempt to smuggle large consignments of drugs into the country. According to her, the police have clearly illustrated their commitment towards rooting out drug dealers, many of whom boast of foreign identities.