Gauteng weekly operation nets more than 2000 suspects

The police in Gauteng continue to make scores of arrests through Operation O Kae Molao which is conducted weekly throughout the province.

This week the operation saw more than 2000 suspects arrested for different crimes including undocumented persons.

Most the suspects were arrested during the tracing of wanted suspects which is the first phase of the operation conducted by the detectives.

In Tshwane District the police arrested more than 680 suspects through multiple crime prevention duties that include, roadblocks, stop and searches, vehicle check points and compliance inspections.

Meanwhile Johannesburg District arrested approximately 570 suspects for various crimes such as possession of suspected stolen property, dealing in drugs, drunk and driving, malicious damage to property and assault GBH amongst others.

Ekurhuleni District arrested almost 520 suspects for different crimes and seized drugs, unlicensed firearms and alive ammunition.

While West Rand District arrested 196 suspects and Sedibeng District arrested 108 suspects.

Some of the suspects have already been released after paying fines and others are expected to appear in different courts throughout the province starting from Monday, 20 February 2023.

The Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection, Major General Mbuso Khumalo who was leading this weekend’s provincial operation in Tshwane has applauded all law enforcement agencies, Community Police Forum and private security companies for their continued dedication in fighting crime and stamping the authority of the State.

SAPS Newsroom

The post Gauteng weekly operation nets more than 2000 suspects appeared first on South Africa Today.

Generated by Feedzy