Foreign nationals arrested with cannabis and ‘CAT’

19 Apr 2015 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 19 APR (NAMPA) - Cannabis valued at N.dollars 93 000 and 39 grammes of methcathinone valued at N.dollars 19 500 were seized by the police last week.
A 33-year-old Tanzanian national was arrested along Kigali Street in the Wanaheda residential area during a clandestine police operation.
The accused was apprehended after he tried to sell compressed cannabis to an undercover police officer.
The 39 grams of methcathinone was also found in his possession.
Methcathinone or 'CAT' is a synthetic stimulant.
Namibian Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Edwin Kanguatjivi said during a media briefing on Sunday that the accused, Barak Said Barak, appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Friday when he was denied bail.
In another incident, a 23-year-old Burundian national was arrested in possession of 17 grammess of methcathinone valued at N.dollars 8 500 in the Cimbebasia area of the capital.
Abdi Harimani, who is a refugee in Namibia, appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court and was denied bail.