MOGAUNG – Intelligence led-joint operations conducted as part of Operation Fiela II continues to produce significant results in the fight against various crimes and prevalence of sporadic incidents of trio crimes throughout the province, according to police.
In the Groblersdal cluster, at Mogaung village outside Groblersdal town in the Motetema policing area, police arrested a 31 year-old man who was found in possession of a gas pistol and a safe grinding equipment while en-route to commit burglary businesses I and around the area.
In another incident, police arrested a 26 year-old man for possession of suspected stolen properties and recovered a welding ring, a Nokia cellphone, a laptop, a 9mm firearm with magazine and 11 ammunition.
Police said the suspect was connected to a series of burglaries, armed and business robberies in Lebowakgomo and Ga-Masemola policing areas.
In Lephalale at Villa Nora policing area, two suspects aged 28 and 39 years-old were arrested for possession of drugs and 80 small plastic of Nyaope and 914 grams of dagga.
Meanwhile in the Tzaneen cluster, police arrested two suspects aged 29 and 46 years-old after they were found in possession of suspected stolen properties and recovered a toy gun, a gas pistol, packets of RG, Peter Stuyvesant and Paul Mall cigarettes as well as a green work-suit and T-shirt.
Lt.Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokesperson, said the suspects were connected to a series of business and armed robberies around Modjadjieskloof policing area including parts of Tzaneen.
In the Louis Trichardt, Makhado cluster, the tactical intelligence led-joint operation focusing on mushrooming of drugs led to the arrest of three suspects aged between 34 and 43 years-old for possession of synthetic powder and counterfeit notes.
Police said the operation was focused in the CBD and composed various units and members pounced on suspects trying to defraud victims R40 000.00 promising to reproduce it to R4million in cash.
Blank money notes, synthetic powder and R300.00 cash money were recovered during the arrest of the suspects.
Police said arrested suspects would appear before various magistrate courts throughout the province soon while investigations continue.