Operation a huge success, says SAPS

2017-08-30 06:01

Operation Basadi, which took place on Friday (25/08), is reported to have yielded good results, as police women throughout the province took the lead in fighting crime.

The operation was led by Maj.Gen. Koliswa Otola.

Special emphasis was placed on stations such as Kimberley, Galeshewe, Roodepan and Kagisho.

The focus was on violent crimes against women and children, drugs, alcohol, possession of stolen or trafficked goods and dangerous weapons. Hundreds of vehicles and occupants were searched at roadblocks.

Maximum police visibility is reported to have been achieved through ground and air surveillance by the SAPS airwing, as well as mounted, foot, vehicle and bicycle patrols in the Central Business District and surrounding areas.

Among the successes, Capt. Sergio Kock singled out the confiscation of dagga and drugs in Kimberley and Roodepan, including the confiscation of alcohol at several shebeens in Galeshewe and Kagisho, where perpetrators were issued fines of up to R1 500.

Kock also said that arrests in connection with public drunken­ness, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm and theft out of motor vehicles were among the successes of the day.

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