Weekend operation nets 1256 suspects, Gauteng

South African Police Service

Weekend operation nets 1256 suspects, Gauteng
Weekend operation nets 1256 suspects, Gauteng

Operation O Kae Molao which aims at stamping authority of the State and reducing levels of crime in Gauteng Province continues to yield positive results. The Operation is conducted simultaneously throughout the province and this weekend it saw over one thousand suspects being arrested for various crimes.

The Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela led this multidisciplinary Operation at Tembisa in Ekurhuleni District. The Operation resulted in the arrest of 274 people and confiscation of alcohol, drugs and five vehicles of which their engines were tempered with and one of them was a suspected hijacked vehicle. Traffic fines to the value of R12 650-00 were also issued for non-compliance of the Road Traffic Management Act.

Meanwhile, police in Johannesburg District nabbed 202 suspects for various crimes including assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, rape, possession of unlicensed firearm, carjacking, murder and robbery.

In Sedibeng District a suspect trace was conducted in support of Operation O Kae Molao. Thirty five suspects were arrested for murder, armed robbery, rape, sexual offences and housebreaking.

The West Rand District together with other Law enforcement agencies also conducted weekend operations. During the operation a total of 145 suspects were arrested for different crimes ranging from possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunitions, possession of hijacked motor vehicle, possession of drugs, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of dangerous weapon, possession of copper cable, assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, common robbery, malicious damage to property and illegal mining.

In Tshwane District, over 600 suspects were arrested including five undocumented persons. Several liquor outlets were closed. Traffic fines to the value of R70 000-00 were issued and illegal gambling machines were confiscated.

All arrested suspects are expected to appear before various Magistrates’ Court soon.

Lieutenant General Mawela applauded all the stakeholders involved for their efforts and continued commitment in ensuring that criminal activities are minimised in the province. The community is encouraged to report any forms of criminal activities at their nearest police stations or contact the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service