PARKTOWN – Okae Molao Operations conducted in the country’s capital city have yielded successful results, where more than 250 people were arrested. Police Minister, General Bheki Cele joined Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Ms Faith Mazibuko and Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela as they led O Kae Molao Operations in Tshwane.
Minister Cele and the Provincial Commissioner had earlier addressed law enforcement agencies before they could take to the streets of Tshwane. The motivated members painted Tshwane blue as they were deployed at roadblocks, conducting stop and searches. Some officers also raided drug-dens and several buildings believed to be harbouring criminals.
Roadblocks were also conducted on the R80 Mabopane highway, a spot where a number of robberies were reported recently; resulted in the arrest and recovery of three reportedly hijacked and stolen motor vehicles. Two more people were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Suspected stolen property was recovered at a place reported to be harbouring criminals in Akasia. As police were approaching the property, suspects ran into the bushes leaving behind suspected stolen goods.
While raiding the drug-dens and conducting stop and search operations, police arrested 13 suspects for dealing and being in possession of drugs.
In fighting the scourge of substance and alcohol abuse as well as stopping the mushrooming of illegal liquor outlets that are generators of crime, police arrested 10 suspects for selling liquor without a licence and closed down the outlets.
Department of Home Affairs officials who were part of the operation, took in 26 undocumented people for processing.
Other suspects were arrested by police detectives who went searching for those who are on the wanted list.
The Minister of Police who joined some of the operations expressed his appreciation of the work done by the forces of O Kae Molao, who worked tirelessly in ensuring that people of Gauteng are and feel safe.
Source: South Africa Police Service