REHOBOTH, 20 MAY – A visitor at the Rehoboth Police holding cells was on Saturday arrested for alleged possession of dependence producing drugs after cannabis was found in a loaf of bread he brought in for an inmate.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay told Nampa on Sunday that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 18h23.
“A visitor at the Rehoboth Police Station was arrested for being in possession of dependence producing drugs on Saturday after NamPol officers searched the bread and found 2 small pieces of cannabis and one half mandrax tablet in a loaf of bread that was brought in for inmates,” Clay said.
The 32-year-old suspect was arrested and investigations into the matter continues.
The value of the items was N.dollars 35.
Clay strongly cautioned those who are misusing the opportunity offered by the police to visit their families at the holding cells to refrain from such conduct as it will not be tolerated and that those found smuggling illegal items into cells will face the full wrath of the law.
‘These are similar incidents that may in future lead to suspension of visitation for trial-awaiting prisoners if repeated,” Clay remarked.