Joint crime operation a success

2017-11-03 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedMatatiele SAPS (from left) Captain Phuza, Captain Beja and Captain Sithonga with the dagga seized in Matatiele.

PHOTO: suppliedMatatiele SAPS (from left) Captain Phuza, Captain Beja and Captain Sithonga with the dagga seized in Matatiele.

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IN a joint operation by SAPS, SANDF and traffic police at Khoapa junction outside Matatiele, two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested with bags of dagga on Monday.

The suspects will appear in the Matatiele Magistrate’s Court soon.

SAPS spokesman Captain Raphael Motloung said the operation was conducted to curb crime in Matatiele.

He said vehicles were searched for roadworthiness and people for unlawful weapons.

“To make sure people are safe over the festive season, police visibility­ is going to increase in Matatiele­ town and rural areas,” said Motloung.

In another incident, a 37-year-old woman from Mphela in Kokstad was arrested with 10kg of dagga hidden in a bucket in her house on Tuesday.

The woman appeared in the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The outcome of the court appearance was unavailable at the time of going to press.

SAPS spokesperson, Captain Dumisani Ncongo said police will keep patrolling to fight crime in Kokstad. “The police were tipped about someone selling dagga in Mphela and followed the information until they found the woman with the dagga,” said Ncongo.
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