19 April 2018

South Africa: Police Operations Put Mthatha Crime Under a Tight Squeeze

press release

Police continued with anti-crime operations today at Shell Ultra City, R61 Decoligny, N2 Dan's Country Lodge, Misty Mount, Ngangelizwe and the Mthatha CBD as part of stabilising Mthatha and eliminating any space available for crime.

Today 4 vehicles were pounded while 7 were taken for roadworthy tests. Four 4 vehicles paid their fines today while 15 vehicles were in pound at the end of day.

Two drivers were fined R3000. One was fined R1500 for failing to produce a valid driver's licence while another was fined R1500 for driving an unroadworthy vehicle on a national road.

Thirty knives were confiscated by police as part of eliminating dangerous weapons within the community.

A 67-year-old female suspect was found with dagga and charged for possession at Misty Mount Roadblock.

A male suspect was arrested at Gcaleka Street, Ngangelizwe and charged for dealing in drugs after he was found in possession of drugs and dagga.

9 boss mandrax tablets, 10 bompies and cash were found in his possession.

All the suspect are expected to appear in their respective courts facing their charges.

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Liziwe Ntshinga congratulated the members for their hard work. "The impact of these continuous operations have had a positive impact on Mthatha crime levels. A decrease has been noticeable as offenders get caught on their tracks daily," she added.

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