Police launch new anti-crime operation in the west

A new police operation was recently launched in the west of Pretoria.

Police spokesperson Constable Mandlakayise Zwane said Operation Fiela was a multisectoral approach in ensuring compliance and adherence to the law.

“The operation comprises a number of governmental departments at different spheres in the security cluster,” said Zwane.

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The Tshwane West security cluster conducted random roadblocks on the major roads in Hercules policing precinct on Wednesday.

“This was done in spite of the unlawful roadblocks that were undertaken by Santaco taxi drivers throughout the major cities in the province,” said Zwane.

“A number of traffic fines and warnings were issued for unroadworthy motor vehicles.”

Zwane said the Tshwane metro police were also present to ensure the Traffic Management Act was adhered to.

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“A number of second-hand dealers were visited and their premises and registers were thoroughly inspected to ensure compliance with the Second-Hand Goods Act.

“Stop and searches were conducted to ensure no drugs were sold or used in the area.”

Residents were urged to report all forms of criminality in order to assist the police in creating safer environments.

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