Operation Fiela nets over 1m litres of illicit booze

2015-11-17 10:56
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Durban - A week long police operation in Gauteng under the banner of “Operation Fiela” resulted in the arrest of 460 people.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said that the suspects were detained on various charges, including murder and assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

“The operation between the 9th and 15th November 2015 was conducted in all the areas of Gauteng by police members, Metro Police, Traffic Departments and Home Affairs officials.

“A total of 66 firearms, 505 counterfeit DVDs and more than a million litres of alcohol were confiscated,” he said.

“Other suspects were arrested for housebreaking, house robbery, theft, common robbery, fraud, rape and offences relating to traffic and municipality by-laws.

Some of the goods seized included 1 064 515 litres of alcohol, 505 counterfeit DVDs, 38 electronic and audio visual equipment and 22 stolen cell phones,” Dlamini added.

He said that the operation would continue.

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