Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo said on Saturday that no stone will be left unturned to ensure a safe festive season for people in the province.
“This area in the Musina policing area constitutes about 90% of crimes our members respond to, hence we have placed roadblocks here today [Saturday].”
Undocumented foreign nationals were arrested between Musina and the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo. Stop and search operations were conducted, led by the provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba.
Several other shebeens have been shut down during another operation, also in the same area, for failing to comply with liquor trade regulations.
“Some shops did not have licences to trade, hence we closed them down and we have confiscated liquor worth thousands of rands in the process,” said Mojapelo.
Police have also urged motorists who will be using the N1 North between Pretoria and Musina to only stop at designated or safe areas, warning of robberies occurring along that stretch of road.