Tshwane police, in a joint venture with other government departments, cracked down on illegal immigrants and drug dealers in Eersterust and Silverton.
Tshwane Police arrested 40 illegal immigrants and two drug dealers in a joint police sting in Eersterust and Silverton on Thursday, 29 December 2022.
Operation O Kae Molao, which comprised of Crime Intelligence, the Gauteng Traffic Department, Tshwane Metro Police, the Department of Home Affairs, and the Department of Correctional Services was aimed at addressing narcotics, a proliferation of firearms and all in transit crimes.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Sam Shibambo said police arrested 40 illegal immigrants who could not provide legal documentation for being in the country.
Two drug dealers, a 29-year-old man, and a 48-year-old woman were arrested for dealing drugs with a street value of over R10 000 in Eersterust.
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“A 29-year-old Tuk Tuk driver was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs. He was caught transporting 170 packets of Crystal Meth with an estimated value of R10 000.
“Police also arrested a 48-year-old woman for possession of 39 mandrax pills in Kanna Avenue in Eersterust.”Sam Shibambo
Police say the illegal immigrants and drug dealers are in custody and will appear in court soon.
Shibambo said police also issued 70 fines valued at R97 500 to motorists for violating road rules.
“The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) also issued seven motorists with fines valued at R7000 for road traffic offenses.
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“Police and traffic officials searched more than 270 persons, 126 vehicles, and 21 premises during the operation.”
Seventy traffic fines valued at R97 500 were issued to motorists who were violating the rules of the road.
Shibambo added that the TMPD also issued seven motorists with fines valued at R7 000 for road traffic offenses.
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Tshwane Acting District Police Commissioner Brigadier Samuel Thine led this multifaceted operation in both Eersterust and Silverton in Tshwane.
The operation was aimed at addressing drug dealing, proliferation of firearms and all in transit crimes, illegal immigrants.
Thine thanked all the department heads, members, and all role players for ensuring the residents of Tshwane are safe.