1554 Suspects arrested in SAPS operation, Limpopo

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1554 Suspects arrested in SAPS operation, Limpopo
1554 Suspects arrested in SAPS operation, Limpopo

One thousand five hundred and fifty four (1554) suspects were arrested for various crimes committed in the Province over the past week. A well-coordinated joint operations was conducted in all the Districts across the Limpopo province since Monday 24 August 2020, until the morning of 31 August 2020, and resulted in the recovery of firearms and vehicles and confiscation of dagga, liquor and illicit cigarettes.

The teams comprised members derived from various environments such as the Crime Intelligence, Stock theft, Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences, Detectives, POP, VCIU,K9, Highway Patrol, Visible Policing and Crime Prevention.

The operations were conducted jointly with the Traffic officers and members of South African National Defense Force(SANDF).

The suspects are facing charges ranging from murder, rape, sexual assault, stock theft, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of dagga and dealing in drugs, possession of suspected stolen properties, robberies, assault, burglaries, theft, MITP, shoplifting, driving under the influence of liquor, public drinking, possession of illicit cigarettes, illegal Immigration, possession of dangerous weapons, possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles, road traffic acts to contravention of the regulations under Disaster Management Act.

Police were able to recover 12 firearms, 126 443 illicit cigarettes, 251 761 grams and 32kg of dagga, 32 grams of nyaope drugs, 56 knives, 3 vehicles, 833 891 ml liquor. The other properties include groceries, building materials, cellphones, cattle, large amount of cash, computers, laptops, printer and motor vehicle battery,

The members of stock theft unit managed to arrest two more suspects believed to be part of stock theft syndicate operating across the province. On Thursday, 27 August 2020 five suspects aged between 27 and 35 were arrested in Bela-Bela after they were caught transporting 7 suspected stolen cattle. Further investigations were conducted and two other suspects aged 32 and 56, were arrested in Mokopane and R31100.00 in cash, 7 cattle and a bakkie with trailer were confiscated. All fourteen cattle were reported stolen at Gedroogte village in Zebediela and were returned to the lawful owner.

The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended all the members for conducting well-coordinated operations that make it difficult for criminals to operate.

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