02 Dec 2013 19:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 02 DEC (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Lüderitz last Thursday arrested and charged a 29-year-old man with dealing in cocaine.
A total of 140 rocks (cocaine) worth N.dollars 14 000 were found hidden in a light bulb in the house of suspect Wilson Ndeutapo at Lüderitz.
NamPols //Karas Regional Commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute told Nampa on Monday Ndeutapo was exposed by three after he tried to report them to the police for allegedly stealing his cellphone and a laptop.
Shivute said when police tried to arrest the trio, they said they did not steal a cellphone and laptop, but instead stole cocaine given to them by Ndeutapo which they were supposed to sell.
They revealed his secrets by confessing that he hides the cocaine in the light bulb in his house, that is how we managed to find the cocaine. Usually when the police search houses for drugs we do not check the light bulbs, but now we will start checking them because we know, he said.
The suspect appeared in the District Court at Lüderitz on Friday, where he was remanded in custody in order for further police investigations to be carried out until he returns to court on 30 January 2014.
Shivute said the three men who exposed Ndeutapo were not arrested as they will be State witnesses during the trial.
In a separate incident at the Keetmanshoop police charge office last Thursday, the police also arrested and charged the 41-year-old Laurencia Sheron for allegedly being in possession of drugs.
The //Karas Regional Commander explained that Sheron allegedly tried to smuggle 15 grams of cannabis, plus two and a quarter mandrax tablets worth N.dollars 75 into the cells.
The drugs were found stuffed inside a loaf of bread she was supposed to give to a family member who is in custody, Shivute said.
She appeared in the Keetmanshoop Magistrates Court on Monday and was granted bail of N.dollars 500. Her case was postponed to 27 January 2013.