Cops arrest 150 in crackdown

2012-03-04 07:28

Johannesburg - One hundred and fifty five people have been arrested in Gauteng in a police operation conducted across the province, police said early on Sunday morning.

"Those arrested were for rape, dealing in liquor, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, public drunkenness, drunken driving, and we have also closed five illegal shebeens," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"Two were in Protea and three were in Moroka."

The operation was conducted between 20:00 and 04:00 in Moroka, Lenasia, Lenasia South, Naledi, Jabulani and Dobsonville clusters.

The arrests were a continuation of Friday evening's operation in the same areas where 227 people were arrested for similar offences.

No one was injured in either operation.

Makhubela said the arrested were expected to appear in the Vereeniging, Lenasia, Protea and Roodepoort magistrate's courts on Monday.

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