Cops nab hundreds of suspects

2015-10-22 06:00

Cops in the Nyanga policing precinct have nabbed over four hundred suspects in the last week.

These arrests, according to police, were the result of various operations conducted in Bishop Lavis, Elsies River, Gugulethu, Maneneberg, Nyanga and Philippi East.

“There were 186 suspects apprehended during searches searches conducted at 94 drug houses as well as during stop-and- searches. 51 shebeen operations were conducted which led to 12 people arrested for dealing in liquor without licences and 361229 litres of liquor confiscated,” said Nyanga cops spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi.

She added that 11 tracing operations were conducted and 53 wanted suspects were arrested.

“30 suspects were apprehended for crimes committed against women and children. About 15 stolen cars were recovered in Bishop Lavis, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Philippi East. 1228 visits were conducted at spaza shops, two second hand goods shops and 53 Vehicle Control Points,” she said.

Some suspects were apprehended for cases ranging from murder, assault GBH, attempted murders, robbery and other various cases.

“Our members also confisticated 260g of heroine, 822 units of tik, 505.25 mandrax tablets and 82595g of dagga.

Six firearms were also confiscated and eight suspects apprehended for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. Two firearms were confiscated in Nyanga and three were confiscated in Bishop Lavis, Elsies River, Gugulethu and Philipi East,” she said.

These successes were a result of the member’s diligence and vigilance and some were through information shared by responsible community members, said

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