Over 1750 suspects arrested in Gauteng

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Gauteng Police arrested more than 1750 suspects this past weekend in five districts during the tracing of wanted suspects, roadblocks, raiding of hotspots and stops & searches.

Police in Johannesburg District arrested five hundred and thirty-six (536) suspects for crimes ranging from murder, attempted murder, car hijacking, business robbery, fraud, and possession of suspected stolen property including undocumented persons.

Colonel Mavela Masondo said four hundred and thirty (430) suspects were nabbed by the police in Tshwane for crimes that include business robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm, driving while under the influence of alcohol and dealing in drugs.

“Similar operations were conducted in Ekurhuleni District where three hundred and ninety-seven (397) suspects were arrested for murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm,  possession of suspected stolen goods,  armed robbery and undocumented foreign nationals”.

More than three hundred and ninety (390) suspects were arrested in the West Rand and Sedibeng Districts for crimes ranging from murder, rape, possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of drugs, assault and intimidation.

All arrested suspects will appear before different Magistrates’ Courts in Gauteng in due course.

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