POLICE inspector-general Sebastian Ndeitunga noted that phase two of Operation Hornkranz has been a resounding success despite the many claims by civilians of brutality and assault by members of the operation.
Ndeitunga was speaking at a recent media briefing where he gave outcomes of Operation Hornkranz which will end on Friday and will be followed by Operation Kalahari Desert immediately.
According to Ndeitunga, a total 599 suspects were arrested for various offences, ranging from serious cases such as murder, to minor cases such as shoplifting.
A total 479 dangerous objects were confiscated.
Ndeitunga added that members also confiscated illicit drugs worth over N$2.6 million and illicit cigarettes worth over N$60 000.
He also said that on the poaching front, six elephant tusks were confiscated, with a Namibian male arrested in connection with the crime.
Two rhino horns valued at N$1 million were also confiscated.
“All these successes were obtained during a short period of thirty days from 1 until 30 April 2019, thus justifying the need for such or similar operations to continue,” he said.