EdA – Florent Marot
This Tuesday afternoon, the neighborhood of the station of passers-by was surprised by a mass deployment of dozens of police officers on Godefroid Street. All the police services in Namur were on the ground with the support of the Federal Police and the Customs: 98 people were controlled.
For several weeks, citizens complained to the police in Namur "rallies of people with inappropriate behavior".
There is talk of drug and alcohol use on the streets, traffic, but also insults … All this creates a feeling of growing insecurity.
Several neighborhoods in the city were targeted for this operation, which is still ongoing. But the most supported checks were made in the station area, square station and rue Godefroid. Other areas, especially in the lower part of the city, were also targeted. This is the case of the Sambre docks, near the Maison de la Culture.
In all, about seventy agents were mobilized by this operation.
The Federal Police also came in support, especially with the intervention of dogs that detect the presence of various narcotics.
The broad device finally made it possible control 98 people. The authorities 13 administrative prisons and 7 judicial arrests.
The incivilities were also targeted during this intervention. 27 municipal administrative sanctions were drafted.
"This is a very visible operation, but others, more discreet, will still be conducted regularly," the Namur police have warned. The message was sent this afternoon in various neighborhoods of Namur. In a spectacular way.