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Massive criminal syndicate appears in Windhoek Magistrate's Court

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The 14 people arrested in a swoop operation on October 4 on charges of transnational internet fraud and trafficking in persons appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court this afternoon.

The case was postponed to February 15, 2024 for further investigations, and bail was refused to all.

Of those arrested, many of those deemed foreigners were indicated on the charge sheet as being Namibian citizens.

The accused were arrested at several properties across Winhoek in a late-night swoop on October 3.

Identity of 6th suspect in Okahandja shooting a mystery

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The Namibian Police have yet to release the identity of the sixth suspect, who allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and fled from the Okahandja shooting in April this year.

In a police report released a week after the incident, the Head of Operations in the Namibian Police, Major General Elias Mutota, explained the police received intelligence about a planned robbery at a farm in the |Khomas district and a subsequent robbery at a gambling house in Okahandja, prompting a hot pursuit.

Vehicle sales surpass 1,000 units in April

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New car sales totaled 1,004 units in April 2023, reflecting a 10% year-on-year increase but an 18.1% monthly decline.

This information was revealed by Cirrus Capital, a Namibian-owned financial services firm, in its vehicle sales report.

While this is fewer than the 1,226 units sold in March 2023 and the 1,103 units sold in February 2023, it is the third month in a row that new vehicle sales have surpassed 1,000 units, with commercial vehicle sales outnumbering passenger vehicle sales by 68 units.