Thursday, 27 February 2020
Phuthaditjhaba: The operations conducted by various units in the cluster including visible, detective and specialized units held an operation for a period of a week. This produced enormous results which led to the arrest of 226 suspects for petty and serious crimes.
Of all the arrest, 145 people were charged with serious crimes ranging from contact, property and sexual offences. They have already appeared in court. 81 others were issued with fines ranging from drinking in public and selling of liquor without a license.
The weekly operations are conducted with the aim of addressing 17 community related crimes within the cluster by ensuring the safety of communities through crime prevention. Stop and search of people and vehicles were executed during the operation.