RUNDU: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Rundu on Wednesday conducted special ‘crime prevention operation’ aimed at curbing the escalating criminal activities at the town.
NamPol’s Kavango regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator Deputy Commissioner Wille Bampton told Nampa on Thursday that about 190 police members including Criminal Investigation Detectives (CID) were deployed into the town’s main center including in residential areas.
The Deputy Commissioner said the crime prevention operation proved a success as after the half a day operation, two laptops and a Chinese made Sony cellphone suspected to have been stolen were confiscated from Angolan nationals.
He said the confiscated items would only be returned to the owners once they present proof of ownership to the police.
The police also conducted an operation at the Rundu Open Market where they confiscated consignments of counterfeit cigarettes made from Angola known as ‘yes cigarettes’ as well as several crates of alcohol which are being sold illegally at the Open Market without a liquor license.
The Crime Co-ordinator said the confiscated alcohols were returned to their rightful owner but were seriously warned not to sell alcohol at the Open Market again.
With the festive season approaching, Bampton cautioned criminal that think Rundu is harbor town for criminals that the police would leave no stone unturned to root them out from the region.
He said the police will conduct similar operation in the future at any time without prior notification.