Nine New Year's Eve arrests in Hillbrow

2016-01-02 10:24


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Johannesburg - Nine people were arrested in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on New Year's Eve, said the city's metro police department.

The arrests were made following joint operations by the JMPD, the police, paramedics and disaster management, said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"The statistical breakdown of the arrests were as follows: three for assault, one for rape, two for stolen motor vehicles, one for having a dagger... two for drunken driving," said Minnaar.

Police confiscated twelve packets of nyaope which were dumped by suspects when they saw the police approaching.

Two liquor outlets were shut down for not having valid licences while raids were performed in six buildings.

"Four dangerous weapons were recovered which included knives and pangas," said Minnaar.

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