From senseless murders, to rapes, drug crimes and hijackings, many South Africans have long concluded that the nation is the crime capital of the world.
SAPS said their Nyanga Cluster police operations resulted to the arrest of over 300 criminals.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the over 300 criminals where arrested for various crimes during operations the police conducted the previous week.
As related, the operations resulted to the confiscation of 5578g of dagga, 4 cocaine, 47 heroin, 114.5g of tik and 40.25 mandrax. 152 arrests were made after 124 premises were searched.
Three firearms recovered in Nyanga policing precinct. They include two 9mm pistol without serial numbers and one 38 Special with 38 live rounds ammunition.
The operations also led to the recovery of stolen vehicles. Although no arrest was made in this regard, seven vehicles were recovered. Four were recovered in Philippi-East and three in Nyanga .
A total number of 80 crimes against women and children were reported from various station precincts. Twenty-six arrests were executed in line with the reports.
Forty two operations were executed on illegal liquor outlets. Ten people were arrested while 301.29 liters were confiscated. Also, about 1 178 spaza shops were visited and resulting in three arrests.
In addition, about 12 tracing operations were conducted and 37 wanted persons were arrested.
In another media statement, SAPS related that ten days of successful policing in the Mitchell’s Plain Cluster dealt a blow to criminals.
An excerpt from the statement narrated that a suspect was arrested for house robbery in Philippi, after a police chase.
“…Members of the Maitland Flying Squad spotted a vehicle that had been hijacked in Claremont while driving down Lansdowne road at Lansdown Corner Mall. Police gave chase and the suspect vehicle turned into the premises of the shopping mall in Lansdowne Road.
An SAPS vehicle attempted to intercept the suspect’s vehicle, which hit the passenger side door, leaving a police member with injuries.
The suspect vehicle came to a stop after colliding with a white Mazda. The suspect alighted from the vehicle and fled, but was shot and arrested by police.
He was injured in his right upper leg. The 46-year-old man faces charges relating to hi-jacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, house robbery, attempted murder and reckless and negligent driving,” read the statement.
With the arrest of the over 300 criminals, SAPS urged community members to assist the police with information to enable more arrests.