281 Suspects were nabbed during provincial suspect raiding operations conducted between Thursday, 14 and Friday, 15 November 2018, 123 suspects were arrested for assault with intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and assault common.
The other arrests included 12 for common robbery, 10 for rape, 20 for malicious damage to property, 24 for burglary at residential and business premises, 11 for contravention of protection order, and 20 for theft, three for murder and six for attempted murder.
Out of the 281 arrests, 53 were for crimes against women and children.
The suspects were arrested at all seven policing clusters in the province of which 66 arrests were in the Rustenburg Cluster, 52 were from the Klerksdorp Cluster and 56 in the Brits Cluster. Most of them will appear in various courts within the province on Monday, 19 November 2018.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane commended detectives for the arrests. She said that they will definitely send a clear message to perpetrators, that they have no place to hide and that the long arm of the law will ensure that they are brought to book.
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