Daily Archives: August 5, 2018

Egypt Says Troops Have Killed 52 Militants in Sinai

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula.

The military said in a statement Sunday that another 49 suspected militants have been arrested. It says it destroyed 26 hideouts and weapons depots, and dismantled 64 explosive devices.

The military says airstrikes destroyed 32 vehicles containing weapons and ammunition in the Western Desert and in the south.

It wasn’t possible to independently confirm the claims as access to the northern Sinai is heavily restricted.

Egypt launched a nationwide operation against militants in February. It has struggled to combat a long-running insurgency in the Sinai that gained strength after the military overthrew a divisive Islamist president in 2013 and which is now affiliated with the Islamic State group.

Source: Voice of America

Huge drug bust in Uitenhage Cluster

Kamesh: In line with our Back to Basics approach of targeted and informed deployment of resources, SAPS Kamesh members continued with their actions to seize drugs and arrest those culprits involved in drug peddling in the Uitenhage Cluster. Members from SAPS Kamesh followed up on information, in the early hours (01:00) of this morning, 5 August 2018, and arrested a 39-year-old male suspect in Pepperboom Street, Kamesh, for dealing in mandrax. The suspect was arrested during an intelligence-driven operation conducted and members seized 943 mandrax tablets, 37 bankies tik with an estimated value of R55 000 and R120 000 cash. The 39-year-old male suspect is due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 6 August 2018 on a charge of dealing in mandrax.

The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll commended the police officials and said: We will continue with our actions to effectively clamp down on drug dealers who destroy the innocent lives of our community”.

The South African Police Service call upon the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and we appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in crime. Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime. Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211.

Source: South African Police Service