OPERATION Fiela netted 100 suspects in the King William’s Town cluster over the weekend.
Police spokesman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said police on foot patrol engaged in stop and search operations in the areas including farms.
They managed to arrest suspects aged between 24 and 52 years for crimes ranging from robbery with a firearm, drunkenness, housebreaking and theft, theft out/from motor vehicle, possession of drugs, rape, common assault and malicious damage to property.
With the assistance of the traffic department, SAPS conducted a successful stop and search operation were they managed to arrest suspects with dagga in their possession, a toy-gun believed to be a firearm and dangerous weapons were confiscated. Ten suspects were also arrested for drunken driving.
The suspects will appear in different magistrate’s courts today and tomorrow.
King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga said “Police are committed in fighting crime and in full force in tracking down the perpetrators of crime. We will keep on doing stop and search and roadblocks to prevent crime in our area and ensure that our citizens are safe and secure,” he added. He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information with SAPS and encouraged them to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111.