Nearly 300 vehicles stopped and searched on Friday as Police and Defence Force step up measures to arrest spiraling crime

Several people were arrested during stop-and-search operations conducted by the Police on Friday, May 19, and are expected to appear before a court this week. 

According to reports, at least five people were taken into custody for various offences, while more than 30 traffic tickets were issued during the snap exercise.

Further reports say that officers from various stations and departments, along with members of the Defence Force, took part in the nationwide operation that is geared at reducing the spiraling rate of crime.

Reportedly, the law-enforcement officers stopped and searched 285 vehicles, three of which were impounded at the Government Motor Pool for not being licensed and insured.

During the operation, the Police executed several search warrants in Bolans, which resulted in two people being detained and taken into custody. They face allegations of house break-in and larceny.

Meanwhile, officers have confirmed that two other people were arrested for traffic violations, while one man was charged for possession of cannabis.

The operations were a part of the ongoing crime-fighting and security initiatives that are being implemented by the Police to arrest the rising crime.

The law-enforcement agency is assuring the public that more of these strategically planned exercises are in the pipeline, especially for the upcoming Carnival season and after.

Therefore, an appeal is being made for the public’s full cooperation and support as officers say they continue to offer the best-quality security services to the Nation.