29 Jan 2019 12:50pm
REHOBOTH, 29 JAN (NAMPA) Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Regional Commander, Commissioner John Lifasi said Operation Hornkranz that started on 21 December last year and ended 15 January in Hardap was a success considering the work they put in.
Upon enquiry by Nampa on Tuesday, Lifasi said officials from the Namibian Correctional Service at the Hardap Correctional Facility, Namibian Defence Force and members of the neighbourhood watch groups worked with NamPol in the region.
He said the relations between NamPol and the stakeholders were cordial and they have not received any complaints from the public about any police brutality.
We have not received any public complaints of police brutality. We had a successful operation and only want to thank the community for their cooperation, Lifasi said.
He called on the community who are not law abiding that all citizens of the Republic of Namibia owe allegiance to the government.
We are obliged to report all persons who are involved in the commission of crimes to the nearest police stations in our region. It is also advisable to ensure that children do not abuse alcohol and drugs because their effects are bad, he noted.
Statistics for Hardap provided to this agency showed that a total of 63 arrests were made on Schedule 1 offences which are the serious criminal offences such as murder, rape and robbery, with 43 of them registered as cases.
A total of illicit drugs confiscated include 260 full mandrax tablets, one quarter mandrax tablet, 15 pieces of cannabis and one full parcel of cannabis with a combined value of N.dollars 33 230.
Accidents reported were 49, with one fatality, two serious injuries and two minor injuries.
Speeding cases recorded were 350, with 23 drunk driving cases.
In total, 727 traffic fines were issued to the value of N.dollars 917 475.
Lifasi warned that law enforcement agents will sooner or later catch up with members of the community who disobey the law and they will be punished by the courts.
Together we do better in crime prevention and detection, he concluded.
President Hage Geingob launched the armed force operation, Operation Hornkranz, to intensify the fight against crime countrywide during the festive period.