With more boots on the ground to sweep away criminality through Operation Shanela, various actions executed over the weekend culminated in the arrest of 340 suspects for different offences.
The arrested suspects among others, included four for rape, 74 for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and assault common, 19 for robbery aggravating, 40 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 12 for illegal dealing in liquor, seven for burglaries at residential and business premises, 13 for possession of drugs and four for dealing in drugs.
During the operations and execution of various actions, 1 344 persons and 1 056 vehicles were searched.
The operation also led to inspection of 118 licensed liquor premises, 86 second-hand goods dealers and 15 recyclers / scrapyards.
Furthermore, seven unlicensed liquor premises were closed while 39 suspected undocumented foreign nationals were taken in for processing by Immigration Officials.
The following items were confiscated during the operations:
Various drugs (crystal meth, mandrax and nyaope)
Five cell phones
The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena thanked the members for the commitment they have displayed since the inception of the operation, which have so far netted more than 1 800 suspects.