Namibian police in the Oshana region arrested a 35-year-old woman in possession of Cytotec abortion tablets on Friday afternoon.
Abortion is illegal in Namibia and according to NCO Frieda Shikole, a NamPol spokesperson, the suspect was arrested under Section 10 (1) a) of Abortion Administration and Procurement Act 48/1982 for trafficking in illicit tablets.
“The woman was arrested during a police search, in which 27 Cytotec abortion tablets were found inside her room under a carpet. The tablets are valued at N $ 13,500, ”Shikole said.
It added that the suspect is being held in Oshakati cells and is expected to appear in court for the first time later this week in front of the Oshakati magistrate.
The police investigation into the matter continues.