The simultaneous Intelligence-driven joint operations conducted during the past week including the Easter weekend in all the Districts of Limpopo Province, have resulted in the arrest of 1298 suspects aged between 19 and 43. They were arrested for different offences ranging from murder, attempted murder, robberies, rape, sexual offences, burglaries, theft, possession of suspected stolen properties.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said during the operations, Police seized 14 illegal firearms, 8 suspected stolen or hijacked motor vehicles, 4459 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 104 dangerous weapons and 3 Vodacom tower batteries.
“The total number of 2454 fines were issued for the contravention of the Road Traffic Act, 20 shebeens were closed and 169 suspects were nabbed for the Contravention of the Disaster Management Act. Said Ngoepe
Limpopo Police Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba welcomed the arrests that the members had achieved during these operations conducted across the Province. “These successes are a manifestation that our members are truly dedicated to their duties of keeping the citizens of Limpopo safe at all times”, said General Ledwaba.
The arrested suspects have started appearing before different Magistrate Courts on various offences throughout the Province.