Minister launches Operation Fiela

2018-01-31 06:01

POLICE Minister Fikila Mbalula officially launched Operation Fiela on January 23.

Operation Fiela will see the departments of Home Affairs, International Relations and Cooperation, Social Development and Defence, work together along with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), State Security Agency, local governments, various state agencies, the SAPS and many others.

According to Mbalula, the operation will be focused on, but not limited to, illicit drug trafficking and contraband, undocumented migrants, human trafficking and prostitution, liquor control, second-hand goods, hijacking and illegal occupation of buildings, illegal firearms and ammunition, defacing of historical statues and symbols, and unlicensed businesses.

“It is clear that some police stations have relented and accepted to coexist with crime and to live side by side with criminals.

“We urge police to work harder in cooperating with their communities.

“We must refuse to coexist with criminals. Operation Fiela aims to reinforce police work,” he said.

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