- A Limpopo roadblock nabbed a staggering 54 undocumented foreign nationals
- Three buses caught transporting the foreigners were impounded in Polokwane
- Police also managed to intercept a vehicle carrying over R1 million worth of illegal cigarettes
The nation's law enforcement made a point of ensuring Mzansi's streets were safer this festive season.
SABC reports that 54 undocumented foreign nationals were arrested when three buses were impounded at a roadblock in Limpopo.
Top officials from both the Department of Transport and the Department of Police had been on the ground ensuring citizens travelled through the province in safety.
Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale commented on the fruits of the collaboration's labour:
“At the roadblocks we experienced two or three buses from Zimbabwe. They can’t continue with their journey unfortunately. We also managed to stop a fellow who was transporting boxes of cigarettes without the proper documentation. Others were driving vehicles that have been tampered with, while others were driving vehicles that are not roadworthy.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that shopping centres, easy targets during the festive season, also received an increased police presence.
With criminals taking advantage of busy malls and distracted shoppers, the high visibility of the law served as a reassurance.
Some citizens that stopped to give comment on the operations shared that they felt safer as they went about their respective errands.
Meanwhile, a bakkie was nabbed in the province with R1 million in contraband cigarettes, another arrest made by the web of roadblocks that popped up over the public holiday.
With the new year successfully ushered in, law enforcement has urged Mzansi to travel with care if they are on their way home.
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