OSHAKATI – The VW Golf confiscated in 2011 from an Oshakati drug dealer is now State property.
Recently the High Court of Namibia ruled that the navy blue Golf4 that belonged to Antonio Majung - well-known as “Gaddafi”, a convicted drug dealer, be forfeited to the State. Majung a Congolese national was arrested in September last year together with his five of his countrymen and a Namibian woman, who were all suspected drug dealers.
Apart from the navy blue VW Golf4, four other vehicles consisting of a silver convertible BMW Z3 - registration number N 9982 SH, a blue Golf5 GTI (N 17459 SH), and a silver Toyota Camry (N 137–855 SH) were also confiscated from the suspects.
Some of the vehicles are still in the hands of the law and if proven that they too were acquired through illegal means, they stand a risk of being confiscated and becoming Government property.
Oshana Police Regional Commander Commissioner Ndahangwapo said the vehicles were confiscated under the Prevention of Organized Crime Act (POCA), Act 29 of 2004. If one is proven guilty and convicted under POCA, his/her possessions or wealth believed to have been acquired through illegal means are forfeited to the State.
Majung and his co-accused have been in Namibia for many years. At the time of their arrest Kashihakumwa said the suspects pretended be to Angolan nationals, while in reality they were Congolese nationals. He said the suspects also claimed that they were car dealers while in real essence they were drug dealers.