NamPol confirms school hostel cannabis plant

06 Aug 2018 18:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 06 AUG (NAMPA) – Police in the //Kharas Region on Monday confirmed that a plant, which was removed from the PK de Villiers boys’ hostel by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) last month, was a cannabis plant.
//Kharas NamPol Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Monday the confirmation came after laboratory tests.
“We sent the plant to Windhoek for lab tests and the test came back and it is positive, it is a dagga (cannabis) plant,” he said.
However, Mubebo said the police cannot arrest anyone as there is no proof as to who was responsible for planting the illicit substance.
“The plant cannot automatically be linked to the school learners as it could have been planted by somebody from outside the hostel,” Mubebo added.
He said he spoke to the school principal and told him to report any learners that could be possible suspects.
Police investigations into the matter continue.