A 37 year old man’s failed drug smuggling attempt is raising a more than just few eyebrows.
The man walked into Regina Police headquarters last Wednesday, where he indicated he wanted to turn himself him for a breach of curfew.
That was enough to tip officers off.
“It was a combination of the experience of our officers, the observations that they were making of this individual’s actions and behaviour,” said Elizabeth Popowich, the Regina Police Service’s Manager of Public Information and Strategic Communication. “And, just the circumstances that led them to suspect that this person was holding a quantity of drugs in his body.”
An investigation confirmed the suspicions of the officers. The man was then transported to hospital to have the drug containers removed, before being remanded into custody. Charges are pending against him.
Popowich acknowledges this kind of behaviour isn’t something new to police, it’s becoming more of a challenge for them to handle.
“Drug addiction causes people to engage in very desperate, very high risk behaviours,” she said. “I think that every community deals with drug addictions and the desperate things that people do to satisfy those addictions.”
“This is one more expression of that addiction, that desperation and the kind of high-risk behaviour that goes with it.”