MOTETEMA – The ongoing joint Operation Fiela II composed of various police units, which was up and running for 24 hours until Monday 12 March 2018 morning, has yielded positive results, according to Limpopo SAPS.
Lt Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokesperson, said the operation covered several clusters in the province, especially the crime infested ones.
Ngoepe said the operations, which nabbed 240 suspects between the ages of 18 and 57 years-old, were focusing on various crime categories such as the mushrooming of drugs, contact crimes, property crimes and Trio crimes.
He said four motor vehicles, three riffles, 32 ammunition, a Powermaster generator, two Plasma TVs, 13 cellphones, two bicycles, two gas bottles, a bag of clothes and 14 520ml cases of liquor were recovered during the operations.
Ngoepe said in Motetema policing area outside Groblersdal, a house was raided, searched whereby two sets of vehicles registration number plates, eight cellphone starter-packs, a navy blue work-suit with a Limpopo EMS emblem and another green work-suit, 14 different types of mobilizers, 14 sets of Toyota car keys and 21 sets of different types of car keys were recovered.
He added that in Lephalale, a suspicious motor vehicle was pulled off the road, searched and two bags of dagga with an estimated street value of R10 000 was recovered.
“Two suspects aged 31 and 39 years-old including the driver from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province and an illegal immigrant were arrested.
Lt General Nnke Ledwaba, Limpopo Provincial Police Commissioner, has welcomed the achievement made during the operations in arresting dangerous criminals, especially in the identified problematic areas.
The arrested suspects were expected to appear before different magistrate’s courts throughout the province soon for various offenses.