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Seven arrests at Easter roadblocks

13 April 2015
Traffic and police officers at the site of the Easter roadblocks. Picture: John Brown

Traffic and police officers at the site of the Easter roadblocks. Picture: John Brown

Seven arrests were made and 126 fines totalling more than R80 000 were issued during a joint safety operation in Kouga over the Easter weekend.

The roadblock was conducted over two days on the N2 outside Thornhill by the Kouga and Provincial Traffic Departments, local police and the canine unit.

According to the official report, a total number of 1 323 vehicles and 1 127 drivers and passengers were searched during the operation.

Four drug-related arrests were made for possession of mandrax and dagga while three drivers were arrested for drunken driving.

Kouga Executive Mayor Booi Koerat commended Kouga’s law enforcement agencies for working together to help keep residents and visitors safe, both on and off the roads.

“We value this spirit of cooperation. Together we can help to make Kouga a safe place for all,” he said.