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2023/01/11      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 11 January 2023 - A joint operation that was comprised of Standerton CPF members, Crime Prevention and Detective Services responded to the community outcry in the area and managed to put seven suspects aged between 25 and 40 behind bars yesterday, Tuesday 10 January 2023.

The suspects were nabbed for various charges including housebreaking, possession of unlicensed firearms and for illegal possession of suspected drugs.

During the operation, police and CPF members managed to recover one firearm, electrical appliances including two laptops, four plasma TV's, a bag full of suspected clothing and suspected nyaope. The total value of the recovered items is estimated to be above R100 000.

All suspects are expected to make their first appearance at the Standerton Magistrate's Court tomorrow, Thursday 12 January 2023.

Meanwhile the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela was overwhelmed about the partnership between community structures and police. "I strongly believe that community members will now have peaceful sleep as suspects who gave them hard time are now removed from the vulnerable community to where they belong, in the dock" said the General.