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MORE THAN 100 SUSPECTS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND: POTCHEFSTROOM
2020/11/19      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel A Funani   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM - In an endeavour to tighten the grip against criminality, police in the province arrested 103 suspects for various offences between Friday, 13 and Monday, 16 November 2020.

The suspects were arrested for offences such as rape, carjacking, robbery, possession of suspected stolen goods, drug related crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol and many others through Day to Day and the Safer Festive Season Operations to ensure a safe and secure environment in the country.

The operations also led to issuing of 99 road traffic and liquor related offences as well as confiscation of liquor, various drugs, a firearm, 30 ammunition and counterfeit cigarettes. As part of enforcement of legislation regarding second-hand goods and liquor, more than 520 compliance inspections were conducted at liquor and second-hand goods dealers premises.