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Operation Fiela yields successes in Port St Johns

Nov 30, 2015
Operation Fiela yields successes in Port St Johns

Operation Fiela yielded positive results over the weekend in Port St Johns. The operation started on Friday morning and continued until Saturday evening. 

Five hundred and twelve persons as well as thirty-three vehicles were stopped and searched together with forty-two premises.

Nine suspects, aged between 35 and 45 years, were arrested for possession of dagga and 177 dagga plants, together with 20kg of dagga, were confiscated.

Two suspects, aged between 25 and 30 years, were arrested for rape and a 19 year-old suspect was arrested for burglary at business premises.

Six persons were fined for selling liquor without a license and all paid admission of guilt fines ranging from R250 to R1 000. Liquor with an estimated street value of R2 500 was confiscated.

The Dangerous Weapons Act was also enforced which led to the confiscation of ten knives.

Brigadier Nompumelelo Majikijela, Port St Johns Cluster Commander, thanked all the members and officials deployed at the operation.

“We will continue to be very visible and conduct more of these operations to both prevent and   combat crime throughout the entire Port St Johns. Any inconvenience that may be caused during these operations is meant for the safety of everyone in the area," she concluded.