950 Easter weekend arrests on Gauteng roads thus far

2016-03-26 08:04


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Johannesburg - A total of 950 people were arrested in roadblocks across Gauteng between Thursday and Friday night, police said on Saturday.

The roadblocks were mainly set up on all major routes leading out of the province as part of "Operation Paseka" ahead of the long Easter holiday, said Lieutenant Kay Makhubela.

"Of the 950 arrested, 281 were arrested for drunken driving and 144 for drug possession," Makhubela said.

The police also made numerous arrests of people caught in illegal possession of firearms. Several vehicles which had been reported stolen were also recovered.

"We also closed down 85 shebeens," Makhubela said.

He added that many of the arrests which were made were due to tip-offs given by the public. 

Operation Paseka continues. 

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