15 June 2017

South Africa: Lephalale Cluster - Tom Burke Operation Back to Basics

press release

The Lephalale Cluster joint operation was conducted at Tom Burk Policing Area this morning at about 09:00. This joint operation was composed of the following: Lephalale K9, Crime Intelligent, CPF, YCOP, POPS and Traffic Police.

The operation started by a road block on the R572 Lephalala - Swartwater Road, searching and testing vehicles and distributing pamphlets on safety tips.

The operation resulted in the following:

*5 traffic fines summons were issued

*2 liquor outlets selling liquor without liquor license were fined

*5 motor vehicles were tested

*100 motor vehicles were searched

*100 pamphlets were distributed

*2 premises were searched.

During this operation, two people were arrested for not complying with the Liquor Act.

The operation went further to visit Phala Circuit where School Principals were gathered. Lt Col Mabote, Station Commander of SAPS Tom Burke and W/0 Mosupje advised them on important issues that they should mark their laptops and computers as they are mostly targeted and get stolen. Lt Col Mabote also mentioned that it is important to beef-up the security measures at their premises or buildings.

The Department of Education appreciates the safety tips and their visibility at the circuit.

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