“Business unusual” as City Police start month-end operation

30 Jun 2017 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JUN (NAMPA) – Shebeen owners found guilty of noise pollution or serving alcohol to already intoxicated persons, will be fined N.dollars 1 000, the City Police chief has warned.
Abraham Kanime said this during a pre-operation briefing with City Police members here Friday morning, shortly before the officers commenced their month-end police operation.
He referred to the operation as “business unusual”.
“We are going to ensure that all culprits found breaking the bi-laws will be dealt with accordingly, and that they or anyone else would never repeat it again,” he stressed.
The operation, which takes place every month-end, aims to prevent crime, create awareness and provide safety tips.
Kanime further cautioned shebeen and bar owners to comply with regulations, as failure to do so will result in suspension of their liquor licences and closure of businesses.
He highlighted under-age drinking, closing times for sheebens and failure to comply with in-house consumption of alcohol, which carry fines of N.dollars 2 000.
The operation will carry on until Sunday morning. It starts in the central business district and will move on to residential areas.
Kanime noted the increasing cases of loitering in town, saying the operation will also deal with people found in places they are prohibited from.
A fine of N.dollars 500 will be issued to those found loitering.