Over the past two weeks, the local SAPS Cluster Office initiated various roadblocks on roads heading out of Mkhondo and numerous successful arrests were made and fines issued.
On Thursday, 17 May 2018, the local Traffic Department, Eskom and the Department of Home Affairs had roadblocks on the Driefontein Road and the following information was made available to the Excelsior News:
- 303 individuals were searched
- 60 vehicles were pulled over
- 10 vehicles were randomly stopped and searched
- 7 tuckshop/tavern visits were conducted
- 1 premises was searched
- During this roadblock, one person was arrested for being in possession of dagga and nine traffic fines were issued.
On Friday, 18 May 2018, another roadblock was conducted on the Driefontein Road by the Department of Home Affairs and the Local Traffic Department.
The following information was given to the Excelsior News:
- 122 individuals were searched
- 147 vehicles were stopped and searched
- During this roadblock, the Traffic Officers handed out eight traffic fines and the SAPS arrested three people for possession of dagga.
On Thursday, 24 May 2018, the local SAPS, Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Labour conducted another successful roadblock on the Amsterdam Road. The following results were made available:
- 190 individuals were searched
- 110 vehicles were pulled over
- 2 vehicles were randomly stopped and searched
- 19 tuckshops/ taverns were visited
- During this roadblock, two people were apprehended for illegal possession of dagga while nine fines were issued for various offences, including the expiration of business licences.
On Friday, 25 May 2018, the Local and Provincial Traffic Departments, together with the local SAPS, conducted a roadblock on the N2, at the Paulpietersburg turn-off, underway to Pongola.
The following information was provided to the Excelsior News:
- 509 individuals were searched
- 159 vehicles were stopped and searched
- The SAPS successfully arrested two individuals for being in possession of dagga and the Traffic Departments issued eleven fines for traffic offences.
Congratulations on these successful roadblocks and thank you for working hard to keep individuals off Mkhondo’s roads who do not abide by the law.