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Suspects arrested for fraud, tax evasion, racketeering, and money laundering

Two men were arrested by the Walvis Bay police on 13 and 14 July over fraud, tax evasion, racketeering and money laundering between 2021 and 2023.

According to the Erongo police’s commander for community affairs, inspector Ileni Shapumba, Fred Matengu (49) and Amon Haukongo (37) alledgedly unlawfully and intentionally imported prohibited goods, failed to declare the correct duties to customs and excise officials, and issued incomplete permits.

They have appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court and are currently in custody.

The case has been postponed to 29 August for further investigation.

The alleged contravention involves an estimated N$14,2 million.