SOUTH CAPE Ongoing Safer Festive Season operations in the Southern Cape resulted in the arrest of 815 suspects for various offences during operations, which commenced on Thursday evening, 27 December and continued into Sunday morning, 30 December
These operations were designed to increase the safety of all inhabitants, visitors and holidaymakers.
The operations included roadblocks, stop and search operations, visits to liquor outlets, foot-and-beach patrols, enhanced visibility through vehicle patrols, regular visits to shopping centres and the detection of wanted suspects.
Suspects were arrested for serious and violent crimes, drug-related offences, driving motor vehicles whilst under the influence of liquor as well as possession of unlicensed firearms.
The police urge all road users and pedestrians alike, to obey the rules of the road and to adhere to road signage. Driving whilst under the influence of liquor will not be tolerated and perpetrators will be arrested.
All the arrested suspects are expected to appear in various courts in the Southern Cape where they will face the charges against them.
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