186 Suspects arrested, ‘Uitenhage cluster’ operations

South African Police Service

186 Suspects arrested, ‘Uitenhage cluster’ operations
186 Suspects arrested, 'Uitenhage cluster' operations. Photo: Pixabay

Members from the South African Police Service are committed on turning the tide against crime by means of multidisciplinary operations and deploying sufficient SAPS’s members to intensify police visibility in hot spot areas as concerted efforts to stop criminality.

During last week, compliance inspections were conducted at various premises by Firearm Liquor Ammunition and Second Hand Goods officers in the Uitenhage Cluster.

Over the past weekend, additional manpower within the SAPS support service environment were deployed to assist with crime prevention duties in the Uitenhage Cluster.

Several successful operations were also conducted which yielded good results. During the past week, a total of 186 suspects were arrested on charges ranging from attempted murder, house breaking and theft, robbery aggravating, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and theft.

Twenty one suspects were arrested for illegal possession of drugs. 75 Traffic related fines were issued, valued at R37 500-00 and one person was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of liquor. Detectives arrested more than 48 suspects during the past week, for crimes ranging from robbery, theft, contravention of protection orders, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, house breaking and theft, etc.

The SAPS wants to encourage the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of those involved in crime.

Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime by contacting Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211. The MySAPS app is also available for South African citizens to download onto their smartphones from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll said: “Members from the South African Police Service will continue with their actions to address crime effectively and SAPS will enforce the law against those breaking it during this festive season”.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service