Internal Affairs

Operation Vala Konke clamped down on criminals during the New Year’s weekend

KIMBERLEY – Operational members displayed high levels of police visibility across the province in an effort to combat crime and to create a safe environment for the inhabitants during the festive period and beyond.

Several suspects were brought to book for various crimes ranging from rape, murder, attempted murder, business robbery, stock theft, theft, house breaking, traffic violations and dealing in dagga.

The arrests were executed between the New Year’s Eve and Tuesday, 03 January 2023.

Drugs and dagga with an estimated street value over R770 000-00 was confiscated from various drug peddlers across the districts.

Drugs confiscated included crystal meth, dagga, cocaine and mandrax tablets.

One suspect was caught red-handed busy slaughtering a stolen sheep.

Members conducted static roadblocks, vehicle check points and compliance inspections at liquor outlets. Motorists were issued with fines for contravention of the Road Traffic Act.

Among other things which were confiscated at static roadblocks included crystal meth, dagga and dangerous weapons.

Several shebeens were shut down and liquor was seized. Foot patrols were conducted to increase high police visibility especially at shopping complexes, mall and taxi ranks.

All suspects arrested during this period are expected to appear in the different Magistrate’s Court across the Northern Cape Province respectively.

The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola, applauded the members for their relentless efforts and diligence in the execution of their operational duties.

She also thanks the community for their support and cooperation during this period.

Source: South African Police Service