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Three held for stolen goods during Operation Fiela II in Mdantsane and Cambridge

Jul 7, 2018
Three held for stolen goods during Operation Fiela II in Mdantsane and Cambridge

Mdantsane and Cambridge police arrested three suspects for possession of drugs, possession of suspected stolen goods, confiscated 19 knives during stop and search, searched 50 vehicles (Amaphela) for transportation of drugs, stolen goods (plasma Tv's), closed shebeens in their initiative to tackle crime during Operation Fiela II in their policing precincts on Friday.

"Police in Cambridge arrested two suspects, 25 and 29 years old for possession of drugs and another suspect, 31, was arrested for possession of suspected stolen goods," said police spokesperson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"They continued with stop and searches in and around the area and confiscated nineteen knives. They visited liquor outlets to check for compliance with their liquor licenses."

He said that Mdantsane police closed the shebeen in NU6 and issued a 45-year-old woman with R2000 fine for selling liquor without liquor license.

"A second-hand goods shop owner, 40-years-old was issued with a R2500 fine for selling second hand tyres without being registered as a second hand good dealer," Capt Mzuku said.

"Three shops were previously registered as second hand goods shops but their owners passed away and the responsible persons were advised to make new applications under their names and not that of the deceased.

"Police confiscated large quantities of liquor from the shebeen."

He said that the suspects are due to appear in the Mdantsane Magistrate's Court soon on charges of possession of drugs, possession of possible stolen goods and selling liquor without a liquor license.