More than 1500 suspects arrested in Limpopo

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The ongoing simultaneous Police operations conducted in the five Districts of Limpopo have led to the arrests of 1904 suspects for various offences. The operations were executed from 28 August 2022 to 04 September 2022.

The suspects were arrested for offences that included murder, attempted murder, rape and other sexual offences, armed robberies, illegal mining, fraud, arson, malicious damage to properties, possession of illicit cigarettes, possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, theft of motor vehicles, stock theft, possession of suspected stolen properties, dealing in drugs and possession of dagga among other offences.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said during the arrests, police seized firearms and ammunition, stolen motor vehicles, drugs such as Crystal meth and CAT, grams of dagga, Nyaope, illicit cigarettes and plants of dagga.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the arrests and praised the Police teams for continuing to do a stunning job in the fight against crime.

The suspects have already started to appear in different magistrate courts around the Province. The operations are continuing.

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