Eastern Cape Police said they have arrested more
than 20 people over the past weekend during Operation Fiela.
Approximately, 26 suspects were arrested for crimes
ranging from dealing and possession of drugs, to public violence.
Police have also arrested 21 foreign nationals
without permits and another five with expired permits.
Police Spokesperson Sibongile Soci said the
community of KwaNobuhle was surprised to find the area saturated by law
enforcement agencies and realised that Operation Fiela was in town. Search
warrants were obtained to search several identified premises, upon searching a
house in Oscar Mpeta Street, Kwanobuhle, a 31-year-old man was arrested for
possession of Mandrax tablets valued at over R57 000, 00.
“In another drug spot in Bantom Road, police seized
Mandrax tablets to the street value of R25 000, 00 and a large amount of cash.
A 51-year-old was also arrested in possession of
Mandrax tablets valued R6 000, 00.” Soci added.
Soci also said three motorists, aged between 22 and
36, were arrested for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, while
more than 120 traffic fines to the value of R42 300, 00 were issued for
offences varying from driving a motor vehicle without a licence to driving
vehicles that were not roadworthy.
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