Operation prosper a success
By Mandisi Tyulu
23 May 2009
A one-day operation was conducted on Friday in several suburbs in the Paarl Cluster including Paarl East, Wellington, Mbekweni, Malmesbury, Philadelphia and Riebeek West.
Inspector November Filander says the operation, in conjunction with the SARS custom services, metro police, provincial traffic police and other law enforcement agencies, started at 07:00 until 17:00.
Filander says the police air wing unit was also on standby for assistance if needed. The aim of the operation was to address priority crimes and road safety. Roadblocks and vehicle Control points were carried out on oncoming and outgoing routes.
“During the operation ninety two traffic fines were issued to the value of about R70 900-00.”
“One hundred and ninety seven people were searched and six hundred and twenty one vehicles were searched.”
The attitude of the public was very positive during the operation and we would like to thank them for the co-operation we received, said Filander.