Men in court for smuggling drugs into holding cells

11 April 2019 | Justice

Two men accused of trying to smuggle cocaine and mandrax into the police holding cells at Otjiwarongo were denied bail on Tuesday.

Heinrich von Francois and Cavin Hangara, both 33, were arrested at the Otjiwarongo police station counter on Sunday morning with 20 full tablets of mandrax, and 10 pieces of cocaine. They were allegedly visiting a 24-year-old inmate at the cells.

During their first court appearance on Tuesday, the Otjiwarongo Magistrate's Court heard that Von Francois and Hangara allegedly brought a loaf of white bread, butter and a soft drink for the inmate.

The bread was inspected by the police slice-by-slice, where the mandrax and cocaine were spotted.

The duo was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs with an estimated street value of N$3 600.

Otjiwarongo Magistrate Eduard Kesslau in court explained their legal right to engage a private lawyer, defend themselves or apply for a State-funded legal aid lawyer.

Von Francois opted to defend himself, whilst Hangara said he would apply for legal aid representation.

Their case was postponed to 31 July 2019 to allow the police to complete investigations into the matter.

Prosecutor Coleen Yisa representing the State opposed the granting of bail to the accused, saying their case is serious and prevalent in the district of Otjiwarongo.

The police on Tuesday also charged the 24-year-old alleged intended drug recipient for dealing in drugs while in police holding cells.

He is expected to appear on the charge during this week.

NAMPA

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