LEPHALALE — Lephalale Cluster recently held a successful Back to Basics crime stop campaign under the leadership of Lephalale Cluster Commander Brig Johan Masia. Others involved were Modimolle, Mahwelereng and Bela-Bela Clusters, Home Affairs, the CPF and members of the Youth Community Outreach Programme (YCOP).
The purpose of the campaign was to make arrests for possession of and dealing in drugs, to arrest illegal immigrants, to arrest people for being in possession of illegal firearms and for violating the traffic and liquor acts. A road block was held at the T-junction of the R510 (new Vaalwater Road) and the R33 (Old Vaalwater Road).
A total of 142 vehicles and 290 individuals were searched. Four people were arrested for being in possession of dagga, 15 summons’ were issued, two taverns were searched, one J534 was issued for violating the road traffic act, one person was arrested for selling liquor without a license, 25 premises were searched, one person was arrested for drinking in public and one person was arrested for being in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle.