Weekend sting operation results in numerous arrests
MBOMBELA - The provincial police arrested a total of 79 suspects, and seized two unlicensed firearms and ammunition, during sting operations conducted across the province over the weekend. The suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of alcohol, business robbery, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of drugs, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (assault GBH), concealment of birth, drinking in public, and common assault.
The operations were carried out from Thursday June 13 to Sunday, June 16. These arrests are aligned with the police’s quest of ensuring a safe and secure environment for all citizens of the country, as well as removing bad elements that threaten the lives of others from society. Some of the suspects appeared in various courts around the province yesterday, while others received fines.
The Provincial Commissioner for Police, Lt Gen Mondli Zuma, commended the sterling work by police members who are always ready to fight crime. He urged them to continue removing bad elements from society.
Editor: Anchen Coetzee
Subeditor: Lynette Brink
Submitted by: Col Mtsholi Bhembe