Gauteng weekend operation nets 1373 suspects

South African Police Service

Gauteng weekend operation nets 1373 suspects
Gauteng weekend operation nets 1373 suspects. Photo: SAPS

SAPS together with other law enforcement agencies in Gauteng continued with operations aimed at combating crime and ensuring adherence to the lockdown regulations across all districts in the Province.

These operations resulted in the arrest of more than one thousand three hundred and seventy (1370) suspects, including the suspects that have been on the police’s list of wanted suspects.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela led the multi-disciplinary Operation O Kae Molao in Pretoria Central and Sunnyside on the evening of Saturday 25 September 2021, to supplement the operations conducted in Tshwane District over the weekend.

The operations that included road blocks, stop and search, foot patrols, tracing of wanted suspects, compliance inspections at second hand goods dealers and raiding of illegal liquor outlets resulted in more than 355 suspects arrested in the district.

Suspects were arrested for offences ranging from possession of stolen and hijacked vehicles, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions, house robbery, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, selling alcohol without valid documents, Contravention of Disaster Management Act, common assault, malicious damage to property, violation of protection order, possession of dagga, possession of drugs, public violence, driving while under the influence of alcohol, armed robbery and pointing of firearm.

Meanwhile, the intensified operations saw five hundred and thirty-five (535) suspects arrested in Ekurhuleni, one hundred and sixty-one (161) in the West Rand, two hundred and eighteen (218) in Johannesburg and one hundred and four (104) in Sedibeng.

These suspects were arrested for Contravention of Disaster Management Act and other crimes that include driving while under the influence of alcohol, murder, attempted murder, rape, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of unlicensed firearms, intimidation and possession of drugs.

The arrested suspects will be appearing at various magistrates’ court across Gauteng in due course.

SAPS Newsroom

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