573 Wanted suspects arrested in Gauteng operation

South African Police Service

573 Wanted suspects arrested in Gauteng operation
573 Wanted suspects arrested in Gauteng operation

Gauteng police led by the Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela and accompanied by officials from the office of the Premier David Makhura and MEC of community safety Faith Mazibuko resulted to the arrest of five hundred and seventy three (573) wanted suspects.

These suspects were sought for various cases such as murder, rape, assault, robbery and malicious damage to property.

Furthermore, two suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition while other two were arrested for possession of drugs. Three liquor outlets were raided and closed down and forty six illegal foreign nationals were arrested. This multidisciplinary operation was conducted today 29 August 2019 and started at 02:00 in the morning.

During the two roadblocks led by the women, also conducted in Alexandra, four cars were impounded and suspected stolen properties were confiscated.

Meanwhile police visited the school where majority of the learners ware from disadvantaged families, four hundred sanitary towels, two hundred and seventy roll-on deodorant and two hundred and fifty squeeze bottles were handed to the girls.

The operation O Kae Molao is conducted every week around Gauteng and depends on the information gathered by our intelligence unit. In Ekurhuleni ten suspects were arrested for possession of dagga during crime prevention operation in Kempton Park.

The Gauteng police management commend the police who always put the people of Gauteng first by making sure that those suspects who are on the run are traced and arrested. We urge the community to continue reporting crime by calling crime stop on 08600 10111.

The arrested suspects will appear in Wynberg and Kempton Park Magistrates Court soon.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service