Fines issued in crime clamp down

2016-09-27 06:00
Acting station commander at Philippi police station searches a vehicle during the operation.

Acting station commander at Philippi police station searches a vehicle during the operation.

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Since early morning on Friday 23 September, Philippi police along with Metro Police, Traffic Police and Law Enforcement held road blocks on Govan Mbeki Drive as well as Weltevrede Road, Philippi.

The integrated approach clamped down on motorists who disregard the rules of the road, says Philippi police spokesperson Captain Lance Goliath.

“This initiative by the police is a strategy to prevent crimes such as theft, hijacking, poaching and other crimes. A total of 194 fines totaling an amount of R125 200 were issued to motorists for not complying with the Road Traffic Act. Fines were issued for unlicensed drivers and vehicles as well as defects on motor vehicles,” Goliath says.

Police also searched 1227 people for illegal substances and firearms as well as 273 motor vehicles.

“Philippi police acting station commander Lieutenant Colonel Desmond Laing, who heads the crime prevention initiative, says the communities can only benefit as it creates a safer environment for all. Philippi police will maintain a zero tolerance approach towards criminals,” Goliath says.

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