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Gauteng police arrested over 1000 people over the weekend

Over 1043 suspects were, over the weekend rounded up by the police in various high-density operations conducted across all five districts in Gauteng. 

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said among those arrested are twenty-two drunk and driving suspects arrested in Daveyton, twenty were arrested for being in the country without proper ducumentation. 

Five suspects were arrested during the raid and closing of liquor outlets on Saturday 29 May 2021 in Daveyton during Operation O Kae Molao led by Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela and other law enforcement agencies.

“In Sedibeng District and Ekurhuleni over 390 suspects were arrested during the weekend operation. Among the arrested suspects 12 were arrested for drunk and driving while a number of illegal liquor outlets were closed and liquor confiscated,” said Makhubele.

Makhubele said during the early hours of Saturday, 29 May 2021, another team pounced on the shops in Johannesburg CBD where counterfeit goods with an estimated value of R2.5 million were seized and suspects.

“A total number of 200 suspects were arrested in Johannesburg District.”

Meanwhile, over 157 suspects were nabbed in the West Rand Districts by integrated law enforcement agencies for various offences that include driving while under the influence of alcohol.

“Tshwane District over 287 suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from murder, theft, robbery, rape and other serious and violent crimes during the multidisciplinary operation conducted over the weekend,” added Makhubele.

He said seven firearms were recovered during the operations and these will be subjected to ballistic testing to establish possible linkage to other crimes.

“The arrested suspects are expected to appear before the respective courts across Gauteng Province in due course.”

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