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More than 120 people arrested as police pounce on wanted suspects
2019/06/22

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng

Police arrested more than 120 suspects that are wanted for serious and violent crimes such as murder, armed robbery, fraud, rape, assault and house breaking during operations that were held in Alexandra, Yeoville, Soweto and Johannesburg Central on Thursday and Friday.

The arrested suspects will be appearing at various Magistrate's Courts on Monday, 24 June 2019.

The operations aimed at tracing suspects that are on the run from the law in Gauteng were led by the MEC for Community Safety in Gauteng, Ms Faith Mazibuko together with the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, and comprised of various law enforcement agencies.

Illegal liquor outlets in Yeoville and Alexandra were closed down as police believe that they contribute to the commission of offences like rape, murder and robbery. Large volumes of liquor were also confiscated.

Firearms were recovered as the police continue with the mission of collecting illegal firearms that are in circulation in the Province.

As the police were searching one guesthouse in Yeoville, they found fraudulent personal documents that include death certificates, identity documents, passports, bank cards and salary advices that are believed to be used for committing crime. The suspects are sought.

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Captain Mavela Masondo
071-608-5490

 

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