OSHIKANGO: Criminal cases will be opened against persons found in possession of over 200 litres of fuel acquired from neigbouring Angola without a valid trading licence.
The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said this while addressing a business meeting for stakeholders at the Namibia-Angola border business centre of Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region recently.
Ndeitunga said the trend of people acquiring large quantities of Angolan fuel, which is regarded as poorly refined, still persists.
The NamPol chief noted that buying fuel in Angola is to a large extent crippling the business in Oshikango and the economy of Namibia in general.
Ndeitunga told the audience efforts were made to address the situation by opening criminal cases against those found with over 200l of fuel without a trading licence.
It is reported that motorists fill the tanks of their vehicles at the Santa Clara business centre in Angola for about half the price they would pay in Namibia.