Man arrested with cannabis at Rundu Town Hall meeting

11 Aug 2019 18:20pm
RUNDU, 11 AUG (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force in the Kavango East Region on Friday arrested a 36-year-old man with cannabis at the Presidential Town Hall meeting at the Rundu Conventional Centre.
NamPol Deputy Commissioner, Vilho Kalwenya, who is in charge of the operations department in the region, confirmed this on Sunday.
Kalwenya said the suspect, believed to be the representative of the ‘Rastafarians United Front’, was arrested at the security entrance of the venue during a screening where he was found with a small parcel of cannabis.
The Rastafarians United Front was also scheduled to present at the town hall meeting. However, the arrest made it impossible for the group to present their submission, he said.
Kalwenya added that the suspect was charged for being in possession of cannabis and is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Recently, activists have been campaigning for the legalisation of cannabis in Namibia. However, President Hage Geingob at the town hall meeting in the Erongo Region told the activists to convince him on the benefits of the legalisation of the drug.