A multi-disciplinary joint operation between Buffalo City Metro Inland and the South African Police Services conducted in King William’s Town over the weekend yielded many successes.
A total of 137 people were searched during stop-and-search operations, 18 cattle were impounded, three taverns were closed due to non-compliance on Covid-19 regulations and five suspects were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor, dealing in dagga, possession of drugs and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition respectively.
King police station commander Colonel Nomvuyo Mrwebi said the operation formed part of their safer festive season initiative and will continue until next year.
“We want to send out a message that criminals beware and we won’t tolerate any form of criminal activities during this festive season,” said Mrwebi.
King community police forum chairperson Desmond Coetzee commended all stakeholders involved in the operation on a job well done.
“Our communities need to be safe, have the right to live in peace and harmony so I welcome these operations and my desire is that it could be done more regularly,” said Coetzee.
All suspects appeared in the King magistrate court on Monday.