LIMPOPO – A total of 170 suspects aged between 23 and 60 were arrested for various offenses during various operations conducted throughout the province over the past week until Monday morning.
According to police the operations were manned through roadblocks, stop-and-searches, raiding of unlicensed businesses and tracing of wanted suspects.
Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, Limpopo Provincial Police Spokesperson, said the arrested suspects were facing various charges such as murder, illegal hunting, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, burglary at residential premises, theft-out-of-motor vehicles, assault GBH, fraud, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of suspected stolen properties, possession of housebreaking equipments and public violence.
Ngoepe added other charges included incident behaviour, assault common, theft, Illegal Immigration Act, RTA, drinking in public and possession of dagga.
“During these operations, several items including firearms, ammunition, vehicles and dagga were seized,” informed Ngoepe.
South African Police Service (Saps) Limpopo Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, hailed the exceptional service rendered by the operational members during the various operations.
The arrested suspects are expected to appear before various magistrates courts throughout the province soon.