SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - Within three days during the festive season more than 800 people were arrested for various offences across the Southern Cape.
According to Sergeant Chris Spies, who was the acting police spokesperson for the Southern Cape during this time, 815 people were apprehended between 27 and 30 December as part of the police's Safer Festive Season campaign.
"These operations, which 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, were designed to increase overall safety. People were arrested for serious and violent crimes, drug-related offences, driving while under the influence of alcohol and possession of unlicensed firearms," he said.
Road safety operations such as roadblocks and random vehicle checkpoints were held in conjunction with local and provincial traffic departments and police diving units were deployed to assist other role players at high risk beaches.
More details about the crime statistics in George over the holiday season will be published in next week's George Herald.
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