92 of SA's most wanted criminals nabbed

2012-02-28 09:15

Johannesburg - A newly established police unit has tracked down 92 of the country’s most notorious criminals - wanted for crimes like murder, hijacking and robberies.

The SABC reports that Gauteng's new police tracking team also recovered drugs and arrested suspects believed to be in possession of stolen cars.

Among those arrested, 19 were suspected house robbers and 15 had robbed business premises.

Other suspects were wanted for rape, hijacking, escape from lawful custody and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

The criminals are due to appear in several courts in Gauteng.

  • Bardy - 2012-02-28 09:20

    When was this new police unit established? Well done to the SAPS! We need this around the country...

      John - 2012-02-28 09:26

      Wait to see the court orders. SAPS...well done.

      jowza1 - 2012-02-28 09:39

      good news.well done saps

      shudusO - 2012-02-28 09:51

      those guys can run thats why they arrested many of the mayb it high time those police who can't run go do some other things in the office...rather than sitting in a patrol car the whole day

      Michael - 2012-02-28 10:05

      @Ian the pessimist, always seeing a half empty glass!!! Please give credit where is due!

      chester.wandsworth - 2012-02-28 10:22

      Ja... need some more of this in cape town to root out the drugs.

      Fussed - 2012-02-28 10:41

      Please name and shame these MP's

      Vicker - 2012-02-28 10:44

      92 of the most wanted in jail? Excellent news - now where are we going to find another 92 MP's to replace these then???

      En - 2012-02-28 11:25

      The unit was established last year, and is called....wait for it...the "Tracking Unit". They are made up of members of the Special Task Force (our most elite unit) and had detective training from the FBI in the U.S.

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-02-28 09:20

    A great start. Now we need to arrest the remainder of them. I might start at the houses of parliment for another few hundred.

      Alan - 2012-02-28 09:50

      Yeah - I mean - all the SAP actually did was to nab one Minibus at a roadblock.

      Wt - 2012-02-28 11:20

      haha...they arrested a few of their own that was off-duty?

  • Henri - 2012-02-28 09:24

    Great work, lets hope our justice system doesnt fail us now !!!!!!

      procold2 - 2012-02-28 09:40

      you right zoolie, its up to the courts now

      John - 2012-02-28 09:48

      Bells for Tshililo also Hey, Mkompela Fole...:) I like Venda People

  • HiJack - 2012-02-28 09:33

    How many of them were white? I'm guessing not that many.

      JJ - 2012-02-28 09:36

      You are a real chop...a great achievement and you reduce it to this?

      jowza1 - 2012-02-28 09:40

      oh get a life hijack

      Nigel - 2012-02-28 09:41

      dude, give it a rest already

      Murechen - 2012-02-28 09:54

      What does it matter - how many were white, they criminals

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-28 09:57

      @ Hijack is that really your main concern right now? After reading a report that some dangerous criminals have been captured,,instead of being glad that maybe,just maybe we are headed in the right direction regarding crime and maybe there might be one less victim of crime because of these arrests your main concern is what colour they are? Well then if that's the case I hope you get your wish I hope that when you do get attacked it will be by a white person I suppose that will make the crime more bearable for you.

      Marion - 2012-02-28 10:05

      Do you get your highs by trolling? Whooppeee you have 4 thumbs up, 29 thumbs down and 7 comments now. Can your hand cope with all the excitement?

      John - 2012-02-28 15:12

      you pratt

  • Ofentse - 2012-02-28 09:34

    Well done SAPS..Lets wait for the courts to release them all on bail

  • Edward Serfontein - 2012-02-28 09:35

    92 most wanted. It's great news if you don't take into consideration how many is still out there and how lang it took to track the 92. Either way, good work.

      Edward Serfontein - 2012-02-28 09:36

      "long" I meant.

  • JJ - 2012-02-28 09:36

    Well done SAPS! Keep up this level of work!

  • Nlgga - 2012-02-28 09:37

    I personally think they should slowly fire the current SAPS and Put more money in this "newly established unit"

      Juan - 2012-02-28 09:52

      Well the newly established unit is probably just doing the work that ordinary policemen & women should be doing. I would agree, but they should do it quickly, it's just a drain on taxpayer's money

  • Khomotso - 2012-02-28 09:40

    Thats good news

  • Tony - 2012-02-28 09:40

    Well done.....we thank you for all your efforts

  • Nigel - 2012-02-28 09:41

    well done guys, now for the tenderpreneurs & farm murderers.

  • kevin.moreland2 - 2012-02-28 09:45

    yeah 92 out of what? 100 000???

      jowza1 - 2012-02-28 09:51

      its a start kevin

  • StarStruck - 2012-02-28 09:46

    All in vain!!!! This will be a never ending battle. 200 more will take their place by tomorrow. The SADF has to focus on patroling our borders. Have any of you even heard of such a mission?? All in vain!!!

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-28 09:47

    Could this new unit be The Internal Investigation Unit of the police itself????

  • Thoka - 2012-02-28 09:47

    Now we need the untouchable Prosecutor to nail their mubbles in Suncity prison

  • Derk - 2012-02-28 09:48

    they should go have a look at parliament,they will find a few more of "SA's most wanted criminals"

  • Stan - 2012-02-28 09:49

    the world is getting smaller for criminals

  • Hilton - 2012-02-28 09:49

    They are all white....Since when do blacks do

      jowza1 - 2012-02-28 09:52

      your sense of humour needs some work

  • ozzie.oz1 - 2012-02-28 09:53

    92 most wanted criminals? They are probably working on a very old list!

  • Patrick - 2012-02-28 10:00

    92 down, 100 000's more to go!!!!!

  • Marion - 2012-02-28 10:02

    Well done SAPS!! Keep up the good work - just medically board those who have mental problems and give those who have been traumatized by the job professional counseling.

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  • Johan - 2012-02-28 10:04

    How many most wanted are there? This amounts to 10 people per province.

  • Brett - 2012-02-28 10:06

    Did they arrest any tenderpreneurs? They are the biggest criminals of all.

  • Celtis - 2012-02-28 10:08

    “92 of SA's most wanted criminals nabbed” You will find the rest of the criminals in Parliament.

      Patrick - 2012-02-28 10:28

      hahahaha, excellent!!!!

  • Richard - 2012-02-28 10:09

    Amazing isnt it, now that the kingpin selebi is behind bars, our police force is starting to do their jobs, well done guys. With Selebi gone we hear of less cash in transit heist, hijackings etc, the rubbish

  • OhbiZz - 2012-02-28 10:10

    Commendable! I notice they conveniently omitted to state how many thugs they actually hav in their most wanted list. 92 can be miniscule if your list runs into thousands

  • Richard - 2012-02-28 10:25

    Well done SAP. Let us hope that all this work is not messed up in the court system and that they get away. Cannot say that I have ever heard of this new team.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-02-28 10:34

    Flash news... Parliament do not have a quorum today. ;)

  • ericsdoms - 2012-02-28 10:38

    Good riddance to bad rubbish !

  • Rudi - 2012-02-28 10:38

    Well done. The question remains if they will be prosecuted.

  • Clarence - 2012-02-28 10:42

    There is no story here. I would believe them if they mentioned names.

  • Colleen - 2012-02-28 10:42

    We also had a very good Crime Busting Unit in Durban, Guess what happened? POLITICS got involved, so the powers that be are trying to close it down. Why you ask? because people high up have been caught bribery and corruption worth millions. They tried to bribe an officer, with two million bucks and he went and charged them.Talk about INTEGRITY very few police officers and goverment officials have it.

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  • Andre - 2012-02-28 10:48

    Great!, but how many will be back on the streets in no time? The (in)-justice system fails SA. Just go down to your local court and spend some time observing. You will be shocked. Magistrates are just postponing, postponng, wasting time money etc. Speak to legal advisers and you will understand.

  • Norman Leslie - 2012-02-28 10:49

    The SABC reported...Zimbabwe tactics

  • Herbert - 2012-02-28 10:51

    How many ruling party members left in Parliament?

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-02-28 10:56

    Great! Lock them up and throw away the key and let them rot, especially murderers and rapists!!

  • Ephraim - 2012-02-28 11:18

    anyway, well done boys,maybe we can roll-out the unit to other provinces,,,,but its a waste of time & time with the wickest link justice of our country,,,,

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-28 11:20

    and all of em will either get shot in the witness stand, 5000 bail, a slap on the wrist or escape from police custody -_-

  • Alexi - 2012-02-28 11:21

    im curious ..... can they give a list of these people n there crimes ... by right they should also give out name n pics with crimes ....

  • zaakiro - 2012-02-28 11:22

    I have noticed a 'Reaction Task Team' roaming the streets in Klerksdorp, they seem better equipped in terms of their physical well-being, also look more active. They also heavily armed at all times, but they are part of the SAPS, just look ready for action. Not sure if they part of the same unit the article refers to tho...could be...

  • Irene - 2012-02-28 12:25

    Only 92? What about the other 15 million?

  • Louis LuLu'tjie Postma - 2012-02-29 08:37

    how many where goverment officials?

  • acsteyn - 2012-03-03 11:17

    Does this number of arrests include the most wanted Rhino murderers? And that Vet does he qualify for a life sentence?

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  • julian.johnywalker - 2012-12-27 00:51

    why catch them we they living life becoze our goverment dont help so what get rich or die trying and url will never get the rest

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