Germiston cops swoop in on 96 illegal immigrants

2016-05-06 07:58
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Johannesburg - Almost 100 illegal immigrants were rounded up by police in a special operation in Germiston on Thursday.   

Ekhurleni Metro Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Kgasago said that 96 undocumented foreign nationals had been detained.

“In its earnest effort to search, identify and apprehend those who are in the country illegally, the EMPD Bumper to Bumper special operation was launched on Thursday and booked in ninety-six illegal immigrants at Germiston police station,” he said.

“The campaign swooped on the Germiston CBD, aimed at crime-ridden areas in Ekurhuleni where crimes are suspected to be committed by some of the illegals, who are difficult to trace in the event they are wanted,” he added.

Kgasago said that the arrestees are aged between 19 and 52-years-old and hail from Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

“Six were females and ninety males. The streets from which the arrests were made are Railway, Jack, Jonas, Plantation, President, Knox, High, Meyer and Victoria,” he said. 

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