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Operation Fiela II nets over 60 suspects in King Williams Town

Aug 27, 2018
Operation Fiela II nets over 60 suspects in King Williams Town

Over the past weekend, police conducted Operation Fiela II in the Central Business area, Zwelitsha, Bisho, Dimbaza and Stutterhein area within King William’s Town Cluster policing precinct.

"Police were claiming space from the criminals by partaking on foot patrol doing stop and search in the areas and they managed to arrest more than 60 suspects, aged between 19 and 51 years, for crimes ranging from drunkenness, possession of stolen property, common robbery, possession of drugs, housebreaking and theft, common assault and malicious damage to property," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"Other property (fridge and dagga) were confiscated during patrols and dangerous weapons were also confiscated as part of crime prevention.

"Twenty-nine were arrested for drunken driving with the assistance of the traffics."

Capt Mawisa said that the operation sends a strong message to the drivers that they must stop driving under the influence of alcohol or they will be brought to justice if they break the law.

These suspects will appear in different Magistrate courts on Monday and Tuesday.

King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, said that police are committed in fighting crime and in full force in tracking down the perpetrators of crime.

"We will keep on doing operations and ensure that perpetrators are behind bars," he said.

He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information with SAPS and encouraged them to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111.