WINDHOEK: Two more illegal shebeens were closed on Friday evening in the Otjomuise residential area of the capital.
Six were closed in Katutura on Thursday by Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers.
The closures are part of the continuous operations by NamPol and City Police to clamp down illegal shebeens in the capital.
Members of the City Police inspected the two drinking holes in Otjomuise after several complaints about noise pollution were received from some residents.
Upon investigation, it was found that the shebeens were operating without licences or fitness certificates.
In both cases, the owners of the two illegal shebeens were issued with fines of N.dollars 2 000 each, and their businesses were closed.
They can apply through the correct channels for licences to operate shebeens, and only once they comply with the legal requirements will they be permitted to reopen their doors.
City Police Senior Superintendent Gerry Shikesho told Nampa during a routine patrol in and around the city on Friday evening that they spend about 25 per cent of their time solving complaints about noise pollution.
This time, Shikesho said, could have been used more productively in the prevention of other crimes like house breaking or driving under the influence of alcohol.
Shikesho added that most crimes committed in and around illegal shebeens are alcohol related, and in many cases victims were under the influence when they fell prey to criminals.