The South African Police Services program Operation Shanela has yield massive results in the Northern Cape this past weekend as police intercepted a truck at Nakop Border travelling to Namibia from South Africa, carrying R3,6million with of dagga.
The multi-disciplinary operation took place from Thursday till Sunday. This week it focused on key areas which included, the reduction of Gender Based Violence and Femicide, property related crimes, contact and violent crimes, the proliferation of illegal firearms, stock theft, drug trafficking, illegal alcohol sales, compliance inspections to second hand goods dealers and scrapyards and tracing of wanted suspects in all hotspot areas.
In various parts of the province, police conducted vehicle check points (VCP’s), stop and searches, foot and blue light patrols, compliance inspections, tracing operations by detectives, drugs trafficking and other commodities smuggling. This yeilded an arrest of 121 offenders for various offenses.
In the Pixley Ka Seme, Frances Baard, John Taolo Gaetsewe, ZF Mgcawu and Namakwa Districts, suspects were arrested for murder, attempted murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, dealing and possession of drugs and 11 undocumented immigrants were detained.
Provincial Police Commissioner Koliswa Otola commended the personnel in blue.
“We appreciate the efforts of all SAPS members and the external role players for their valuable contributions in curbing crime in the province and for ensuring that we squeeze the space for criminals to operate” says Otola.