Cannabis possession accused refused bail

24 Jan 2019 17:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 24 JAN (NAMPA) - The 33-year-old man arrested on Monday for the alleged possession of illicit drugs valued at N.dollars 18 000 made his first appearance in the Omaruru Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where he was denied bail.
The accused, Bernard Maulizu, appeared before Magistrate Jozanne Claasen and opted to apply for legal representation through the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Directorate.
The accused was denied bail due to the large amounts of dependence producing drugs allegedly found in his possession.
Public prosecutor Lloyd Munyungano represented the State and the case was postponed to 25 February to allow further investigations as well as for the accused to find legal aid.
Maulizu was arrested on Monday on the Omaruru/Omatjete gravel road during a police operation, according to the Namibian Police Force’s Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Erastus Iikuyu, in a police report issued earlier this week.
The accused is alleged to have been found with 405 parcels and eight plastic bags of cannabis, weighing close to 1800 grams valued at N.dollars 18 000.
The accused remains in custody in the Omaruru Police holding cells.