Safer Festive Season Operations: OR Tambo District

EASTERN CAPE – Operation Safer Festive Season were conducted in the OR Tambo District yesterday, 12 January 2020, with good successes.

A 33-year-old man was arrested yesterday at about 18:00, following two business robberies that occurred in August 2019 and early this month at Gqukunqa locality in Sulenkama. The suspect was found in possession of a 7.65 pistol with no rounds.

Another 23-year-old man was arrested after members followed a positive information that he is in possession of a 9mm pistol at Marhubeni locality Libode yesterday at about 16:00.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man was arrested after he was found in possession of dagga weighing 3.436kg and an amount of R1108-00 at Slovo Park in Mthatha yesterday at about 23:00.

Three people with ages ranging between 20 and 42 years were arrested for selling without license a during compliance check on liquor outlets.

Lastly, during body searches, two suspects between 19 and 21were arrested for possession of dagga, 22 knives, 1 axe, 1 hammer and 5 fake cigarettes were confiscated.

Source: South African Police Service