Crime crack down, 1900 suspects arrested, Gauteng

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Crime crack down, 1900 suspects arrested, Gauteng
Crime crack down, 1900 suspects arrested, Gauteng

In their effort to ensure the realization of reducing crime to an all-time low, Gauteng Police have been out on the streets and arrested more than 1900 suspects over the weekend of 10 and 11 February 2018, for various crimes. Various intelligence led operations were conducted that included roadblocks, stop and search, shebeen raiding, and raiding of wanted suspects.

In Lenasia, police arrested a man believed to be the mastermind and ring leader in drug trafficking. Police received information from a reliable source of a suspected drug dealer operating in Lenasia and the surroundings. While patrolling, police spotted the suspect driving a gold Kia Picanto.

Police signalled to the suspect to stop but instead he ignored the signal and accelerated. Police gave chase and the suspect was eventually cornered and stopped. Upon searching the suspect and his vehicle, police found large amount of drugs in his possession and the suspect was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs.

Furthermore, three hundred and forty eight suspects were arrested in Ekurhuleni for crimes ranging from rape, house breaking, possession of suspected stolen vehicle, possession of dagga, driving under the influence of alcohol and assault.

Four hundred and forty four suspects were nabbed by the police in Tshwane for committing crimes such as business robbery, pointing of firearm, possession of dagga and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police from Soweto and West Rand over the weekend arrested seven hundred and nineteen (719) suspects for assault, business robbery, house breaking, driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of stolen motor vehicle, amongst other crimes.

More police officers were deployed in Johannesburg to conduct various operations and combat serious and violent crime. These operations led to the arrest of three hundred and ninety one (391) suspects for crimes ranging from business robberies, assault, fraud, domestic violence, possession of drugs, armed robbery, possession of stolen motor vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearms.

All arrested suspects will appear before different magistrate courts in Gauteng on Monday 12 February 2018.

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