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.

  • Anthony - 2012-03-04 07:35

    no bad but you forgot the anc offices

      Anthony - 2012-03-04 08:04

      Oh sh^t, forgot the T sorry. Like a cup?

      colin.dovey - 2012-03-04 08:29

      And then they release them "by mistake" a few days later. Who can tell us the name of the Head of Police and his title.....come on....yup, thought you would not know :-)

      Mike - 2012-03-04 08:54

      Yesterday it was 200+, today 150, tomorrow 100 and by Wednesday all will be freed!!

  • Kim - 2012-03-04 07:38

    No man, same story as yesterday, just the figure changed.

  • Landile Kubheka - 2012-03-04 07:46

    So which is it? 150 as the title or 155 as the next sentence? Damn lazy

  • Sphumelele Ngcamu - 2012-03-04 07:50

    i wonder how many of those were public drunkennes. 140 perhaps? Thats got to boost stats

  • hcduplessis - 2012-03-04 07:55

    News24 is becoming unreliable,can't trust unreliable news guys!!!

      Francois - 2012-03-04 08:02

      Stop reading it then.

      Francois - 2012-03-04 09:17

      If nobody reads it, the advertising will stop and News24 will go bankrupt. You can also report it at the press ombud. If you just sit and complain, you turn yourself into the average MDC supporter or BEE beneficiary, wanting someone else to do the job for you.

  • David DZ - 2012-03-04 08:04

    A jon well done to the ANC government

  • David DZ - 2012-03-04 08:04

    A job well done to the ANC government

      Charmaine - 2012-03-04 08:16

      At last some positive news, hope the rapist gets canned in public.

      colin.dovey - 2012-03-04 09:17

      "Canned" in public? Surely you mean CANED?

  • Charmaine - 2012-03-04 08:17

    Hope this is true and the rapists get sjambokked in public. Well done to the police force.

  • Wendy - 2012-03-04 09:24

    Why should they get accolades, this is their job which should be done like this all the time. This will definitely bring done crime as long as the perpertrators get booked and not released due to "lack of evidence"

  • sm1012 - 2012-03-04 10:01

    The sad part they will all be out on Bail...then a wasted effort.

  • Ayanda Madwayi - 2012-03-04 18:17

    job well done

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