Port Elizabeth: Provincial and senior management from across the Province embarked on massive operations in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Tuesday, 29 January 2019.
A total of 106 officers and 201 members including specialised units, other government departments, detectives and Metro police conducted cohesive operations in the Motherwell and Mount Road clusters. Operations included cordon and searches, firearm compliance inspections, visits to shopping malls, execution of warrant of arrests and road block duties in the hotpots areas in both clusters. Suspect raiding by detective members netted in a total of 108 suspects on cases of murder, attempted murder, house robbery, business robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as the execution of warrants of arrests. Visible policing operations resulted in the arrest of 8 suspects for illegal possession of a firearm, attempted murder, pointing of a firearm, possession of drugs and undocumented persons. Two hundred and thirty seven fines (237) valued at R112 800 were issued. Confiscations included among others dagga, tik, knives, a firearm, gas pistol, ammunition and prescription medication.
The Provincial Commissioner for Eastern Cape, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga hailed these arrests and confiscations a success. 'Our festive season operations in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro concluded with a high impact in the Motherwell and Mount Road Clusters. The effectiveness of these operations is indicative that the SAPS is re-asserting the authority of the State as we address lawlessness in identified areas. These successes achieved are over and above arrests achieved during day-to-day proactive and reactive policing,' added Lt Gen Ntshinga.
Source: South African Police Service