Operation Fiela nets more than 1 000 in Gauteng

2015-09-20 17:02
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Johannesburg - Gauteng police made a total of 1 120 arrests as part of Operation Fiela last week. 

Some of those arrested were held for murder, attempted murder, theft, possession of unlicensed firearms, theft, fraud and numerous other crimes, said Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

He said a few suspected illegal immigrants were also detained, but were later released when their immigration status was verified. 

Police also raided several dilapidated buildings in the Johannesburg CBD and hundreds of people who had unlawfully occupied the buildings were arrested, Dlamini said. 

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