Pre-Easter operation proves a success

Four suspects were arrested for being in possession of this stolen C200 Mercedes Benz Kompressor last week.

MEYERTON. – An operation by law enforcement agents from the South African Police Services (SAPS), traffic department, Correctional Services, the Home Affairs Department and different community policing forums (CPFs) proved fruitful last Wednesday.

The pre-Easter operation was held on the R42 and R551 and its main aim was to stop-and-search vehicles on these two busy roads before Easter.

Police spokesperson, Constable Maria Letsele said that four suspects were arrested when Police recovered a C200 Mercedes Benz Kompressor that had been stolen during a house robbery in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The case was opened in March this year.

“Two firearms were recovered during the arrest – one 9mm Parabellum, and one full magazine, with 14 rounds of live ammunition, a Px4 storm Bereta, magazine and twelve rounds of live ammunition.” said Letsela.

The four suspects will soon appear at a magistrates court to face charges of being in possession of a stolen vehicle, two firearms and live ammunition.

Other successes of the operation were twelve traffic fines amounting to R9 500 that were issued. Five hundred and fourty vehicles and 1 047 people were also searched. Colonel Mncedisi Mabala, regional Visible Policing Cluster Commander, confirmed that the Vereeniging-Heidelberg Road and Meyerton operation was a success.

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