200 arrested in KZN’s Operation Fiela

Durban – More than 200 suspects were arrested, including a number of illegal immigrants, in Durban and Pietermaritzburg since police launched Operation Fiela in KwaZulu-Natal.

Provincial police said on Wednesday that the aim of the operation was to target people suspected of harbouring criminals and to seize dangerous weapons.

Liquor to the value of R10 000 was recovered, police said.

The operation began on Tuesday, and among the those arrested most suspects were illegal aliens, seven people were found in possession of dagga, and several others were arrested for assault and resisting arrest. During the operation, dagga, liquor, four cellphones, two over head projectors, a laptop and a TV set were recovered

Suspects arrested for being in the country without the necessary documentation, would be charged in terms of the Immigration Act.

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said: “These operations will continue throughout the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The use of multi-disciplinary teams is complementing to our operations and the criminals will feel the heat.”