Over 400 arrested in week-long Nyanga cluster crime blitz

2016-08-14 18:15


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Cape Town – More than 400 suspects were arrested on a variety of charges in the Nyanga cluster in Cape Town in one week, police said on Sunday.

The charges included possession of illegal firearms and dealing in drugs, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said on Sunday.

Of the 433 suspects arrested, 14 were held for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, 191 for dealing and possession of drugs, 33 for crimes against women and children, 17 for stolen property and 19 for possession of dangerous weapons, among other crimes.

Traut said 11 firearms were confiscated during these operations as well as a large quantity of ammunition.

Other suspects were held for house robberies, possession of hijacked vehicles, attempted murders and assault.

One of the suspects, a 29-year-old, would appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday for raping and robbing a female victim in May, Traut said.

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