85 arrested in Johannesburg

2012-08-25 13:15

Johannesburg - Eighty-five people were arrested for different crimes in Johannesburg, police said on Saturday.

Thirty were arrested on drug related offences and 55 for other crimes including murder, robbery, hijacking, theft, rape, assault and drunk driving on Friday, said Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

Roadblocks were manned in Honeydew, Roodepoort, Kagiso, Krugerdorp and other parts of Soweto.

Drugs, stolen copper cables, counterfeit DVDs and a firearm were recovered.

Three stolen vehicles were also confiscated in Orlando, Soweto when police raided a panel-beaters premises. Dlamini said one of the vehicles was found to have been involved in a hit and run case in Booysens.

"The owner of the vehicle will be arrested soon," he said.

Five premises selling liquor without valid licences were also closed.

In other areas of Gauteng, police recovered four unlicensed firearms including three 9mm pistols and a revolver.

Four people were arrested in Primrose, Loate and Dunnoter.

  • bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-08-25 13:48


      Wally Walters - 2012-08-25 13:59

      Roadblocks seems to be the most successful method to fight crime and prevent crime

  • lucille.cupido.399 - 2012-08-25 14:09

    Good for the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng

  • staal.vanderbergh - 2012-08-25 14:15

    Good one for the cops. If only we can keep these criminals in jail.

  • colin.dovey - 2012-08-25 14:45

    I like the copper cables part - they are stealing them in every suburb, causing power failures and disrupting small home-run businesses where people are working hard to make an honest living.

  • meshvic - 2012-08-25 14:45

    this is just a PR exercise to boost their image after what happened recently... if that really works why not do it every day?

      vinzent.blaschczok - 2012-08-25 17:00

      It is effective because they don't do it every day

      meshvic - 2012-08-26 11:27

      if they can recover three vehicles (one being involved in a hit and run) in one day i still can't see why it will be ineffective to do it daily. i once got my cellphone stolen and whilst reporting the case the chap next to me was reporting a hijacked car... his face didn't look happy at all... didn't want to be in his shoes esp given the treatment he was getting... like 'what were you doing at that place at that time of the day?'

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