1 500 suspects arrested over the weekend in Gauteng

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Gauteng police arrested more than one thousand five hundred (1500) suspects and recovered 14 unlicensed firearms this past weekend. Most of the suspects were arrested during the tracing of wanted suspects and operations that include stops and searches in various parts of the province.

Gauteng Police Spokesperson Mavela Masondo said more than four hundred and sixty (460) people were arrested in Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni District. The operations which included roadblocks and stop & searches saw suspects being arrested for crimes ranging from murder, robbery, rape, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and tampering with essential infrastructure.

“Over five hundred (500) suspects were arrested in Tshwane District, amongst those arrested, two hundred (200) were nabbed during the tracing of wanted suspects by the detective teams”.

Masondo added that over three hundred and eighty (380) suspects were arrested in Johannesburg District for offences ranging from fraud, assault with intent to course grievous bodily harm, murder, dealing in drugs and rape.

The arrested suspects will appear before various Magistrate Courts in Gauteng from Monday while others were released after paying admission of guilt fines.

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