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2023/09/05      |  Written By:  Captain S Tselanyane   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 04 September 2023 - Operation Shanela to prevent and combat crime has proved to be gaining momentum with the arrest of 849 suspects on various crimes including among others, dealing in drugs, business robberies, murder, attempted murder, rape, sexual assault, assaults, fraud and burglaries between Thursday, 31 August and Sunday, 3 September 2023. The arrest included 119 undocumented persons and eight wanted persons.

The arrests were effected through execution of several actions, which included stop and searches, road blocks, vehicle check points, visiting and inspecting of licensed liquor premises, Second-hand goods dealers, tracing of wanted suspects and many others.   

During the operations, police confiscated 467 litres of liquor, four firearms and 13 ammunitions, 14 cellular phones, copper cables and drugs. 

All the arrested suspects, are expected to make their court appearances in different courts after they have been charged.