Gauteng police arrest more than 1360 suspects and seize 91 illegal firearms over the weekend

The intensified multi-disciplinary weekend operations in Gauteng resulted to the arrest of more than one thousand three hundred and sixty (1360) suspects and the recovery of ninety-one (91) illegal firearms. Out of those arrested, three hundred and forty-four (344) were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. This makes Gauteng police to be concern about people who still drive while under the influence of alcohol and promise not to have mercy on them.
People of Gauteng should expect more roadblocks, stop and searches as well as raiding of liquor outlets even during Covid- 19 lockdown regulations level one.
Five hundred and ninety (590) suspects were arrested in Ekurhuleni for crimes ranging from possession of drugs, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of suspected stolen property, theft, rape, sexual assault and fraud.
More than four hundred and twenty (420) suspects were nabbed by the police in Tshwane for committing crimes such as business burglary, possession of suspected stolen property, robbery and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Operations also took place in Johannesburg and West Rand where more than three hundred and fifty (350) suspects were arrested for armed robbery, murder, assault, business robbery, house breaking, driving while under the influence of alcohol and possession of drugs, amongst other crimes.
Arrested suspects will appear before different magistrate courts in Gauteng in due course.

Source: South African Police Service

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