23 Jan 2019 12:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 23 JAN (NAMPA) The festive season police operations in the //Kharas Region were a success, the Namibian Police Forces (NamPol) Regional Commander, Commissioner Rudolf Isaak has said.
In an interview with Nampa recently, Isaak said the NamPol festive season operation in the region started on 19 November 2018. Operation Hornkranz then started on 21 December and both operations ended on 15 January 2019.
Isaak said members of the Namibian Defence Force, Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Customs and Excise Department joined their NamPol counterparts in Operation Hornkranz.
Isaak said 15 cases of stock theft were opened involving 64 animals valued at N.dollars 102 300 and 27 people were arrested.
A total of 350 dangerous weapons were also confiscated, including knives, pangas, screwdrivers and axes.
Fifteen cases of dealing in drugs were opened and 21 suspects arrested, of which 17 were adults and four, minors. The drugs include cannabis and mandrax tablets valued at over N.dollars 2.4 million.
Ten cases of housebreaking were opened and goods worth N.dollars 36 057 stolen.
Isaak further explained that 88 road accidents were recorded in which three people lost their lives and nine others were seriously injured, while 15 were slightly injured.
He also said 327 summons tickets were issued valued at N.dollars 332 850 and six people were fined for driving in public and these fines were valued at N.dollars 4 300.
The regional commander commended the inhabitants of the region for their cooperation during the operations and said the cooperation should continue.
We have to work together and I hope this year they will continue being our eyes and ears, he said.
Isaak added that the public must know that information they provide to the police is kept confidential so they must feel free to report any illegal activities in their residential areas.
He also warned that those who go to liquor outlets and clubs must refrain from carrying dangerous weapons to such places.
Why must you go to a club with dangerous objects if you are there for leisure? he said.