Over 100 suspects arrested in Tshwane for various crimes

South African Police Service

Over 100 suspects arrested in Tshwane for various crimes
Over 100 suspects arrested in Tshwane for various crimes. Photo: SAPS

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of police, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, accompanied by the Premier of Gauteng Mr David Makhura and MEC for Community Safety Ms Sizakele Nkosi Malobane on Thursday 7 March 2019, led a massive Operation O Kae Molao in Soshanguve, Mabopane and Atteridgeville.

The integrated and intelligence driven operation resulted in the arrest of more than one hundred suspects, the recovery of counterfeit goods, issuing of fines for contravention of the Road Traffic Act and vehicles impounded for inquiry.

These operations in Tshwane come after the intervention by police a week ago where the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele launched the crime combating and reaction team in Mamelodi to address the public outcry for heightened safety and security interventions in the Greater Tshwane area.

Forty one suspects wanted for serious and violent crimes were traced and arrested; while thousands of litres of alcohol were confiscated and several shebeens closed down due to illegal trading.

Thirty one people were arrested for illegal immigration, two were arrested for business robbery, four for possession of drugs. Other suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from attempted murder, house breaking, fraud, intimidation, theft, contempt of court, driving while under the influence of alcohol, assault and malicious damage to property. Counterfeit goods were confiscated, which consisted of large bags of disposable baby nappies.

During the roadblock more than two hundred and twenty motorists were stopped and searched. Four hundred and forty two of the motorists were issued with fines for contravention of the Road Traffic Act and two people were arrested for possession of stolen motor vehicles. Two vehicles were impounded for inquiry after they were found to have been tampered with.

Operation O Kae Molao will continue in various parts of Gauteng to ensure that the community are and feel safe all the time.

The arrested suspects will appear in various Magistrate’s Courts in due course.

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