Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund-Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Erongo Regional Commander, Commissioner Andreas Nelumbu, has urged coastal residents and visitors to refrain from unlawful behaviour such as drunk and reckless driving this festive season. Speaking yesterday to New Era, Nelumbu said they have deployed enough manpower in the region, especially at the coast to ensure the safety and security of visitors and residents. “We know that everyone, both visitors and residents, wants to have a joyous festive season, hence it is up to us as law enforcement agencies to make sure that such activities take place within the confines of the law,” he said. According to Nelumbu, NamPol in Erongo will be very visible throughout the festive season as part of continuous efforts to create a safe environment for visitors as well as road users flocking to the coast. Police would carry out sting operations during the festive season with the assistance of municipal traffic officers as well as other law enforcement agencies, he cautioned. He said three permanent roadblocks are already operational at Swakopmund, Karibib and at Long Beach. However, several other mobile roadblocks will also be carrying out sting operations in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Henties Bay, among others. “NamPol will be visible and will be clamping down on illegal activities. Be it illegal trade of alcohol or fraud, drunk driving or housebreakings. We will not be taking any chances. A crime-free festive season is what we strive for,” he told New Era yesterday. Nelumbu also urged heavy-duty trucks to use the road behind Dune 7 to ensure the free flow of traffic between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. “Those going on holiday should notify the police so that their houses can be monitored during the festive season through our operations,” he said.
2017-12-21 09:26:57 9 months ago