Operation to eradicate second hand goods crimes

Posted in Home

BONUS- RUSTENBURG - Police in Bojanala District (Rustenburg) have successfully launched a crime prevention operation on Wednesday (10 November), to address crimes involving second hand goods.

Various multi-disciplinary agencies were involved such as Provincial Firearm, Liquor and Second Hand Goods (FLASH), Rapid Rail, K9 (Dog Unit), Crime Intelligence, Mounted Unit, Vehicle Crime Investigating Unit (VCIU), Employee Health and Wellness (EHW), Transnet, Home Affairs, Telkom CPI, Motor Industry Ombudsman, general Detectives and Communication personnel. One person was arrested for possession of copper cable and four undocumented citizens were arrested during the operation. Compliance inspections were conducted and fines to the total value of R22 000,00 issued.
Various second hand dealerships, as well as scrap metal dealers and recyclers were visited.
Bojanala Acting District Commissioner, Brigadier Reginah Ntoagae, has expressed her gratitude to all sectors, officers, components and members involved. More of these compliance inspections are on the cards in future. Second Hand dealerships are warned to refrain from buying second hand goods. The police will clamp down methodically to ensure compliance and the eradication of a market for the buying of stolen goods.