Kavango East police concerned about drug use by teens

25 Jul 2017 19:20pm
RUNDU, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – Police in the Kavango East Region have urged parents and teachers to be on the lookout for unusual behaviour in their children and learners as illegal substances are being used in schools in the region.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Kavango East Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bob Kanyetu told Nampa in an interview on Tuesday that prohibited substances such as marijuana are increasingly being used by children of school-going age.
Kanyetu referred to a recent case were a learner was found smoking cannabis when police searched a school in Rundu.
He said teachers should also note any changes in behaviour as the children are using these prohibited substances during school hours.
Community members should inform the police if they have any information on the people who sell drugs to children, said Kanyetu.
“We want to ensure the safety of the children and keep them away from these dangerous substances,” he said
Kanyetu further said that there is an operation underway where police officers will be visiting schools to search for illegal substances and weapons. He could however not say which schools they would visit.