Police intensify operations

 

…as 10 people die on the roads in a single week

’Mantoetse Maama

Police have intensified anti-crime operations to ensure law and order during the current festive season.

According to police spokesperson, Lebona Mohloboli, the operations include more police visibility in public places, and along highways.

Senior Inspector Mohloboli also confirmed at-least 10 people died in car-crashes last week.

“The police will maintain high visibility countrywide to deter any criminal activities during this festive season.

“We have already started stop-and-search operations, and road survey operations to ensure the public is safe during this festive season,” Senior Inspector Mohloboli said.

“We do these operations all the time but have intensified them due to the Christmas and New Year holidays.”

The police would be targeting those carrying dangerous weapons such as knives and unlicenced firearms during their operations, Senior Inspector Mohloboli added.

“We will be searching for illegal firearms that are normally used in committing crimes. We will also be looking for those in possession of dangerous drugs and ensuring motorists adhere to traffic regulations. One of the worst crimes a driver can commit is to get behind the wheel drunk, and we well be on the lookout for such motorists.”

Senior Inspector Mohloboli also spoke about the unfortunate fatal crashes which took place in various parts of the country last week.

“There were 96 accidents reported countrywide last week, with at-least 10 people dying and 84 getting injured in the process.”

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