North crime blitz nets 66 suspects

Illegal shebeens were also raided during the operation.

A police operation in Ga-Rankuwa resulted in the arrest of 66 suspects at the weekend.

They were arrested as police conducted roadblocks and stop-and-search operations in the area. Illegal shebeens were also raided.

This was part of operation duty calls, which is expected to gain momentum as the festive season approaches.

Officers performed regular stop and searches, checking for roadworthy vehicles, licences and suspects on wanted lists.

The suspects arrested were wanted for a wide variety of crimes including house-breaking, possession of stolen property, shoplifting, armed robbery, assault, fraud, armed robbery, attempted murder, bribery, theft, dealing in liquor and possession of drugs.

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“The aim is to stamp our authority and showcase our responsibility in the community,” said police spokesperson Captain Matthews Nkoadi.

“We will continue to perform our daily duties with the aim of making South Africa a safe place during the festive season,” he said.

During the blitz, six illegal immigrants were arrested and a man was arrested for being in possession of more than 3kg of dagga.

Many public transport vehicles were stopped and all the passengers searched. Vehicles carrying goods were also stopped and asked to produce receipts.

Those who did not have any receipts were taken to various police stations until such proof was received.

The man arrested for possession of dagga was found in one of the taxis that were stopped.

All suspects arrested will appear in the Ga-Rankuwa magistrates court soon, while the arrested illegal immigrants will be deported by the department of home affairs.

 

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