120 arrested over Easter in East London

2012-04-09 08:47

Over 100 people were arrested in East London over the Easter weekend for various crimes including murder.

“The joint operations started on Friday ... as police officers and traffic officer conducted patrols, road blocks and stop and searches on main entrances around the city,” said Lt-Col Mtati Tana.

He said of the 120 arrests, three were for murder, one was for attempted murder and 28 were for other crimes such as possession of stolen property, burglary and theft.

Other crimes included speeding, drunk driving and possession of drugs.

Police also visited liquor outlets to check for non-compliance of the Liquor Act.

“All those arrested for B crimes, like [being] drunk and disorderly, were given admission of guilt fines and those arrested for drunk driving were released on bail and were expected to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, said Tana.


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