The simultaneous operations conducted at all the Limpopo Districts from 17 April to 24 April 2022 led to the arrest of 1718 suspects. They are aged between 20 and 63 for various offences including possession of illicit cigarettes, possession and dealing in drugs.
Possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, murder, attempted murder, robberies, burglaries. Theft of a motor vehicle, sexual offences, stock theft, fraud, arson, and Contravention of the Road Traffic Act.
On 24 April 2022, the Police were on operation at Moletlane village when they arrested two suspects aged 38 and 63 for bribery, resisting arrest, possession and dealing with dagga. Police recovered dagga at a street value of R7000.00.
1718 SUSPECTS ARRESTED
A 27-year-old suspect was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle at the R101 road in Westenburg.
The suspect aged 41 was nabbed on 21 April 2022 at Jane Furse, Sekhukhune. For an armed robbery case that occurred in January 2022 in the Meckleburg policing area. Allegedly, the Police received a tip-off and they swiftly reacted to the information and the suspect was found and also arrested.
DEALING WITH ILLICIT CIGARETTES
The Police in Hlogotlou arrested a 32-year-old suspect at Vleesboom for possession and dealing with illicit cigarettes. During the arrest, Police seized 41 cartoons of Remington Gold and 02 cartoons of other illegal cigarettes.
Members of the Limpopo Highway Patrol arrested a suspect aged 21 for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition at Malatane village in the Lebowakgomo policing area. Allegedly, the suspect who owns a spaza shop in the area threatened his customers with a firearm. The police were then notified about the incident(s).
Two suspects aged 20 and 30 were arrested for possession of a hijacked Toyota Corolla at Tshivhilidulu village. It is alleged that the Police received information about the suspects who were driving a motor vehicle that was hijacked in Maake.
During these operations, Police confiscated 08 firearms, 02 stolen motor vehicles, 67 dangerous weapons including knives. 1 015 500ml liquor, 2049 sticks of illicit cigarettes and also 5791 grams of dagga. 11 grams of Nyaope, 04 dagga plants, 1775 fines and also compliance notices relating to the Road Traffic Act were issued.
The suspects arrested during these operations are expected to appear before different magistrate courts throughout the Province.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has acknowledged the efforts. Which results in the apprehension of the criminals in this province.