Over 1397 suspects aged between 19 and 55, including a 29-year-old alleged bogus Doctor were arrested during the ongoing weekly joint operations conducted in Limpopo.

The 29-year-old alleged bogus Doctor was arrested by the Provincial Tracking team in Mankweng this morning. This comes after receiving information about a man who was swindling money from unsuspecting female victims around Polokwane, Mankweng, Tzaneen, Botlokwa and Senwabarwana.

BOGUS DOCTOR ARRESTED IN POLOKWANE

A case of theft under false pretences was opened after he allegedly swindled about R40 000.00 from female victims. The suspect, who was reportedly driving around in a BMW X5, at times allegedly disguised himself as an Evangelist. The BMW was also seized.

He is expected to appear in court soon. The Police are making an appeal to anyone who might have fallen victim to this bogus Doctor to come forward to assist in the unfolding investigations.
The other two suspects were arrested for various crimes including murder, attempted murder. Robberies, assaults, malicious damage to properties, rape, sexual assault, arson, fraud. Possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and dealing in drugs and illicit cigarettes.

On 22 February 2022, A Tactical joint operation by Musina Crime Intelligence Unit and Detectives was conducted to trace suspects believed to be part of a syndicate responsible for a spate of business and house robberies along the N1 north road and in the Musina policing area.

A 30-year-old suspect was arrested on 23 February after he was positively linked to carjacking in the Thohoyandou CBD. Further investigations positively linked the suspect with two other cases of a business robbery in Vuwani that occurred in 2021. The operation comprised Thohoyandou Crime Intelligence, Vhembe First Responders and Detectives.

A snap joint operation by Modimolle Crime Intelligence Unit and Detectives together with Gauteng Tactical Response Services on 24 February 2022, resulted in the apprehension of the two most wanted suspects involved in a robbery at a farm in Modimolle in September 2021. The suspects aged 35 and 36, were concerned at different locations in Haamanskraal, Gauteng province.

MORE ARRESTS OF CRIMINALS

On Sunday, 27 February 2022 Police arrested a 27-year-old suspect for dealing in heroine drugs at Uitvluight village, Groblersdal. This was after information was received that the suspect was on his way to Kwamhlanga in the Mpumalanga province to collect the drugs.

The members of Matlekereng Crime Prevention Unit and Detectives with assistance of Mpumalanga Security Intelligence swiftly reacted and arrested the suspect and recovered 100 pinches of heroin.

The Highway Patrol team recovered illicit cigarettes worth an estimated street value of R97 919,00 in the bushes near Tshipise. The members received information that unknown suspects were offloading suspicious boxes in the bushes. When they arrived, the suspects had already fled the scene. But police managed to recover 07 large boxes containing illicit cigarettes.

Another suspect was arrested at the Baobab tollgate plaza near Musina, by the Highway Patrol team at about 22:10. The suspect aged 43, was arrested during stop and searches after a dagga concealed inside a plastic bag was found hidden inside his vehicle. A cash amount of R2500,00 was also confiscated.
A total of 161 firearms were recovered during these intense operations.

The Police also confiscated counterfeit cigarettes, dangerous weapons, dagga, uprooted 110 dagga plants. 2,031 grams of Crystal Meth, 31.817 grams of Nyaope, 675332.5ml liquor, 40 knives and 04 stolen vehicles.