More than 3000 suspects arrested in Limpopo

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A total of three thousand and ninety-eight (3098) suspects were arrested during the heightened operations conducted across the Province from last week until 15 November 2021.

The suspects, aged between 27 and 49, were arrested for various offences ranging from murder, attempted murder, robberies, sexual offences, fraud, possession of unlicensed firearms, stock theft, business robbery, possession of stolen motor vehicles, illegal immigration and smuggling illicit cigarettes.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said during these operations, police confiscated various items such as 337917 sticks of counterfeit cigarettes, 90 dangerous weapons, 21 firearms, 24 grams of cocaine and 11 motor vehicles, suspected stolen or robbed.

“The suspects were arrested by Police members from different units, such as Limpopo Tracking Team, FCS, Detectives, Flying Squad, Organised Crime, Crime Intelligence, Limpopo Highway Patrol (LHP), Stock theft, VCIU and Public Order Policing (POPS).”

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed all the arrests made during these operations and has thanked community members for continuously assisting the police in the fight against crime.

The arrested suspects have already started appearing before various Magistrate’s courts across the province.

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