#OperationFiela II in Brits nets suspects for various offences
Potchefstroom: As part of stamping the Authority of the State, an intelligence driven Operation Fiela II was conducted on Friday, 6 July 2018 around Brits Cluster. The multi-disciplinary operation was focusing on counterfeit goods, pharmaceutical products, Second-Hand Goods and Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act No. 40 of 2000).
During the operation four suspects were arrested and fined for possession of counterfeit goods that included DVDs and wrist watches. All counterfeit goods worth R400 000, 00 were seized. The suspects were released after paying admission of guilt fines. During the operation, six suspected undocumented persons were taken in for processing by Immigration Officials.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Brits and Garankuwa Magistrates’ Courts respectively on Monday, 9 July 2018.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane lauded all role players who participated in the operation that led to the arrests and recoveries. She said that the fight against crime in an endeavour towards building safer communities needs collaborative efforts as seen in this operation.