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Hardap Region records over 5 300 criminal records

by Rodney Pienaar

Hardap police has recorded a total number of 5 332 criminal cases during the 2016/17 financial year compared 5 634 cases that were recorded during the 2017/18 financial year.

This shows a reduction in crime with 5.4 % reported compared to the previous financial year.     

The most prevalent crimes recorded in the region are assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, domestic violence, rape, house breaking, stock theft and drug related cases.  

Drugs with a total value of N$254 663 were confiscated including cannabis; skunk cannabis; full, half and quarter mandrax tablets and crack cocaine during the 2017/18 financial year.  

During February this year a total number of 10 full cannabis parcels with a street value of N$23 050 were confiscated from a 26 year-old Namibian male during a successful police operation. 

During the same month a drug bust of 11 cannabis parcels and 78 full mandrax with a total street value of N$35 160 were also confiscated from a 34 year-old Namibian male.  

A total number of 107 Dorper sheep were recovered from three suspect in Kalkrand area also during the month of February this year. 

According to Nampol poverty; unemployment; alcohol and drug abuse and greediness are contributing factors to crime in the region.