Harvest of Limpopo Criminals: 2607 Suspects Arrested, 21 Stolen Cars Recovered


Information from the South African Police Service (SAPS) says its operations have engendered a harvest of Limpopo criminals.

The operations encompassed twenty-four hour roadblocks, stop and searches, raiding of wanted suspects and illegal liquor outlets, increased Police visibility in all the shopping malls, all Ports of Entries and all Crime invested areas.

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SAPS said the operations yielded positive results throughout the Province.

“2607 suspects were arrested for various offences ranging from : murder, housebreaking and theft, house robberies, rape, theft, fraud, public drinking, contravention of road traffic act to possession of drugs, stolen motor vehicles and unlicensed firearms and ammunition.”

From our gatherings, the following were recovered :

  • 26 firearms ,02 rifles, 02 AK 47 and 88 ammunition.
  • 21 stolen cars.
  • 52 cellphones.
  • 08 TV’s.
  • 21 computers.
  • 09 Laptops.
  • Drugs; Nyaope, Crystal myth and Cat valued around R192 310,00.

As learnt, all the 2607 suspects will soon appear before different Magistrate Courts across the Province for their various offences.

Meanwhile, in Western cape, members of the Nyanga Cluster Policing Precinct with the help of other provincial units apprehended more than 460 suspects in the past six days.

The suspects were nabbed during various operations conducted in the precinct. The operations consisted of searches at drug houses, raids at illegal liquor outlets, tracing operations, vehicle control points, roadblocks, foot patrols and stop-and searches.

SAPS said: “one hundred and forty-two suspects were apprehended only for the possession of and dealing in drugs.

“Others were arrested for murder, crimes against women and children, hijackings, possession of illegal firearms, possession of stolen property, escape from custody, armed robberies, attempted murders, assaults, housebreaking and theft.”

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Adding that illegal firearms, various drugs and several liters of liquor were confiscated, and fines issued during the operations, SAPS promised that more suspects are expected to appear in different Magistrate’s Courts on Tuesday, 03 January 2016.

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