23 nabbed over the weekend in Mdantsane Cluster OperationFiela II
Eastern Cape: Twenty three suspects were arrested for various crimes during operation Fiela 2 over the weekend in Mdantsane Cluster.
Police held vehicle check points and roadblocks in the following areas: Mdantsane, Inyibiba, Vulindlela, Berlin, Cambridge, Macleantown, Mooiplaas, Bluewater, Keimouth and Komga to make sure that these areas are viable places in which to live and do business.
The suspects arrested face charges including assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm, pointing of firearm, dealing in drugs, murder, house breaking and theft, rape, contravening of protection order, burglary residence, shoplifting, malicious damage to property, crime injuria and drunken driving.
Illegal shebeens were closed down for selling liquor without liquor license. Tavern compliance inspection was conducted. The tavern owners were sensitised about the liquor regulations and adherence to the conditions of their liquor licenses.
The safety of our citizens is one of our prime responsibilities. High visibility patrols were conducted in the CBD and surrounds. Visits to post offices were also conducted to ensure that our senior citizens are safe during all pay payments.
The suspects aged between 19 and 56 years old respectively are due to appear in different Magistrate's Courts around the Buffalo City, early next week on their related charges.