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Operation Zero in Hardap Region a success

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Police in the Hardap Region seized illicit drugs, weapons, cigarettes, and liquor during Operation Zero, which was conducted in the Rehoboth policing area from August 22 to August 24.

Operations conducted included eight road blocks, foot and vehicle patrols, and stop-and-searches.

Inspector Otniel ||Gowaseb, the Head of the Community Policing Unit in Hardap, says 1,188 vehicles were stopped, of which 120 were searched.

Fines related to road traffic offences worth N$50,750 were issued, and 30 people were arrested for drunken driving.

Erongo Governor awards local police

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The Governor of Erongo Region, Neville Andre, presented a recognition award to the local police for their efforts to combat drug trafficking.

The award comes after the recent seizure of more than 30 kg of cannabis worth N$1.5 million in a period of three days.

Seven suspects, all Namibians, have been arrested at Walvis Bay.

Governor André urged members of the public to collaborate with the police in order to stop the drug trade.

He applauded the police for a job well done.

Stolen items recovered from Zambian con nanny

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The police in Katima Mulilo have recovered stolen items from a female Zambian national who had been employed as a nanny in three separate households.

The items include kitchen cookware and utensils, blankets, clothing, and various other belongings.

Members of the Men and Women Network responded swiftly upon receiving reports of the suspect's intentions to flee back to Zambia.

Katima Mulilo Station Commander Charles Mayumbelo appealed to local businesses to support the Men and Women Network, which is assisting the police in combating crime.

NamPol encourages individuals to join community police units

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The Police Inspector-General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, and the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Dr. Albert Kawana, have encouraged more individuals to join the community police units in their respective regions.


Speaking during a community meeting in Zambezi, Lieutenant General Shikongo applauded the region's high number of volunteers who are actively engaged in the community police programme.

Stern warning issued against illegal fishing

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The police have issued a stern warning against illegal fishing by both foreign and Namibian nationals following the arrest of five suspects.

The suspects were arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal fishing in Lianshulu, in the Zambezi Region.

The station commander of Katima Mulilo police, Chief Inspector Charles Mayumbelo, spoke to the nbc News team about the incident.

Among the suspects are four Zambians who are believed to have been employed by a Namibian citizen to fish on her behalf, and a driver who is also believed to be a Namibian citizen.

Police officers face housing challenge

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Otjozondjupa Governor James Uerikua has called upon the local authorities to fast-track the delivery of land and housing for the men and women in uniform.

Uerikua made this call during the State of the Region Address at Otjiwarongo.

Lack of housing is the greatest challenge faced by men and women in uniform, as only a few have managed to acquire houses through various means.

Otjozondjupa residents urged to continue cooperating with police

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The Police in the Otjozondjupa Region have called on the inhabitants to continue cooperating with law enforcement agencies to curb criminal activities.

Otjozondjupa Police Commander Commissioner Henrich Tjiveze made this call during an outreach awareness campaign on drug law enforcement in Otjiwarongo.

The outreach campaign, which was mainly attended by children, aims to educate members of the public on the impact and consequences of engaging in criminal activities.

Commissioner Willem Steenkamp appointed as Regional Commander for |Khomas Region

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The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, has appointed Commissioner Willem Steenkamp as the new Regional Commander for the |Khomas Region.

Commissioner Willem Steenkamp's appointment is effective as of the 1st of this month.

He takes over from Commissioner David Indongo, who has been appointed as the new Head of the Special Field Forces Directorate.

His appointment is also effective as of July 1 of this year.

Lieutenant General Shikongo also made some other key transfers.

WEEKEND CRIME REPORT

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Robberies, theft, murder, suicide, culpable homicide, and possession of harmful substances were crimes reported by the Police this past weekend.

Three deaths by suicide were recorded, the first being Mashadia Marques, a resident of Windhoek's Dorado Valley.

She hanged herself at home, allegedly following an argument with her husband.

Sem Johannes from Windhoek's Wanaheda also hanged himself, while an Okahao resident identified only as Mapenzi also took his own life by hanging.