Several people have been arrested in Mamelodi east of Pretoria in a police operation called O Kae Molao.

The operation is intended to ensure compliance with lockdown Level 3 protocols.

Traffic police, SAPS, SARS and the Home Affairs immigration unit mounted a roadblock along Storm Voel road between Mamelodi and Eersterust.

 

Many vehicles were stopped and searched.

Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela says it is through these operations that police make breakthroughs in fighting crime.

 

“Already we have two cars. One the VIN numbers and the engine are tampered with. The second one it’s a foreign registered vehicle. It’s driving on our roads without the temporary import permit and is also driven by the South African. So it is not allowed.”

“We have two people we have arrested for dagga. There is also dagga which we found abandoned in a taxi. So these people when they realise that there’s a roadblock, the owner of the dagga decided to jump out of the taxi and leave the dagga. The individual is arrested,” explains Mawela.