WINDHOEK, MAY 8 – Namibia’s Police Force said yesterday it had seized illicit drugs worth over N$2.6 million during the month of April alone.
Speaking at a media briefing in the capital Windhoek, Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga said “that phase 2 of ‘Operation Hornkranz’ has
recorded a great deal of successes nationwide.”
He said that during the same period, 599 suspects had been arrested for various offences ranging from serious cases, such as Murder, to minor cases such as shoplifting, while 479 dangerous objects were confiscated including sixteen 16 pistols and two shotguns.
“Illicit cigarettes, worth N$60 392.00 were seized; Counterfeit alcohol, worth N$19 880.00 were seized; Counterfeit foodstuff (sugar) worth N$ 70 000.00 were seized,” he added.
Moreover, cosmetics worth N$38 302.00 were seized, while livestock that included cattle goats and sheep N$211 100.00 were recovered.
On the poaching front, he said six elephant tusks were confiscated and one Namibian male arrested, while two rhino horns to the value of one million N$ 1 000 000. 00 were recovered.
“All these successes were obtained during a short period of thirty days (01-30 April 2019), thus justifying the need for such or similar operations to continue.”
“In concluding this media briefing, I would like to inform you and, through you, the larger Namibian public that “Operation Hornkrantz” will cease on Friday, 10 May 2019. However, another police-led law enforcement operation, code-named
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