Sixteen suspects arrested for serious and violent crimes, Limpopo

South African Police Service

Sixteen suspects arrested for serious and violent crimes, Limpopo
Sixteen suspects arrested for serious and violent crimes, Limpopo

Joint intelligence driven operations have nabbed sixteen suspects aged between 21 and 53 for serious and violent crimes during parallel activities in the Lephalale, Mokopane, Driekop and Hoedspruit Policing areas respectively.

In a concerted effort to deal with incidents of all categories of crimes at the areas where they are prevalent in various Clusters, these operations continue to yield positive and meaningful results.

At the Stockport Port of Entry in the Tom Burke Policing area outside Lephalale, a 52 year old man was arrested at the vehicle search point area after he was found in possession of a large amount of cash, hidden inside the car he was driving. The cash amount to R600 000. 00 was undeclared by the driver and it was subsequently seized. The driver was immediately arrested for money laundering.

Meanwhile, in the Mokopane Policing area, two suspects aged 30 and 39 were arrested at two separate areas for a business robbery incident that occurred at a plot outside Mokopane.

The suspects are believed to be involved in this incident which occurred on 13 November 2018, during the night when three armed suspects allegedly broke into the house and threatened two security officers before they were tied up with cables, robbed them of five cell phones, two way radios, five plasma TVs and towels.

The plasma TVs, cellphones and towels were later recovered during the arrest. The Toyota corolla vehicle which is believed to be have been used during this robbery, was also seized.

In the Driekop Policing area outside Burgersfort, two suspects aged 24 and 26 were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property.

During the operation, the Police spotted a suspicious Toyota Hilux at Mooihoek village. They stopped it, searched it and recovered copper cables worth an estimated value of about R100 000.00. This motor vehicle was also seized.

In another incident in the same area of Driekop, the joint operation composed of the Police and the private security officers from Modikwa mine have arrested five suspects aged between 26 and 41 at Ga-Mamphahlane Village.

During this arrest, the suspects were travelling in a Toyota Quantum when they were found in possession of copper cables alleged to have been stolen from the mine. The value of the recovered copper cables is estimated at R70 000.00.

In the Hoedspruit Policing area outside Phalaborwa, six suspects aged between 28 and 53 were arrested for illegal possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. This arrest was executed after the police followed up on a tip off from members of the community about a planned poaching in the area.

The suspects were intercepted and arrested during the stop and search operation after two suspicious motor vehicles, being a Mercedes Benz and Toyota Hilux were pulled over along the R527 road next to Hoedspruit Snake Park. One Rifle with 29 ammunition and one silencer were recovered hidden inside one of these vehicles. The suspects were found to be the residents of Badplaas and Kanyamazane areas in the Mpumalanga Province.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Jim Ledwaba praised the members of the SAPS and other role players who participated in these operations on a job well done.

All these arrested suspects will appear before different Magistrate’s Courts shortly.
The Police investigations in all these cases are still continuing.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

SOURCESouth African Police Service