03 Dec 2018 11:10am
RUNDU, 03 DEC (NAMPA) A 17-year-old girl was on Friday arrested for being in possession of cannabis at the Sauyemwa settlement in Rundu.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Kavango East Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu in an interview with Nampa on Monday, the arrest took place at around 12h00, when the suspect was found in possession of 430 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 4 300.
A 23-year-old man was also arrested for possession of 20 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 200 on Thursday at the Rundu Secondary Sports field.
At Vungu Vungu village, the police further arrested a 24-year-old man on Friday, also allegedly found in possession of 30 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 300.
Meanwhile, cases of cannabis possession were also recorded in the Kavango West Region, where a 29-year-old man was arrested last Saturday for being in possession of 88.12 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 800.
In an interview with Nampa on Monday, NamPol's Head of Operations for the region, Deputy Commissioner William Peter, said the cannabis was found in the suspect's house during an ongoing festive season police operation in the region.
The police, he said, went on to arrest an 18-year-old man on Friday, who was also found in possession of 36 grams of cannabis valued at N.dollars 360.
This possession of cannabis is really harming the young generation. This is why I would like to call on community members to report cases of drug use in order to help this generation, he said.
The deputy commissioner said the police have observed that cannabis is going in and out of the country along the Namibia-Angola border, although not at an alarming rate.