Female officers ‘man’ roadblock

2016-08-25 06:00
Warrant Officer Rina van Tonder and Warrant Officer Bridgette Clifton from VIS.

Warrant Officer Rina van Tonder and Warrant Officer Bridgette Clifton from VIS.

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UGU Policing Cluster Commander, Major-General Sethenya Nxamagele, took the lead on Friday in setting up a roadblock on the N2 Oribi Toll Plaza.

The roadblock was conducted under the umbrella of Operation Basadi to celebrate Women’s Month.

The majority of police personnel at the roadblock were women, with some male counterparts supporting them.

Various police stations in the Ugu Cluster sent members to man the roadblock, including members from Umzinto K9 unit, Tactical Response Team and Visible Policing (VIS).

Vehicles, people and luggage were searched for drugs, illegal firearms and stolen property, as well as wanted and sought persons.

VIS members identified tampered identity numbers on vehicle and department such as RTI and Protection Services also formed part of the roadblock.

Three people are being investigated for being in the country without legal documentation.

A total of 372 vehicles were checked.

A red Toyota Tazz, which was reported stolen in January, was impounded and investigation is continuing.

A bag containing 592 grams of dagga was found abandoned in a taxi while one person was charged for possession of four grams of dagga and he paid a fine.

Thirty eight summons’ were issued by RTI and Protection Services for road traffic offences.

- Supplied.

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