LIMPOPO – According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, 476 suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from murder, business robberies, house robberies, armed robberies, common robberies, Immigration Act, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition to possession of suspected stolen properties and suspected stolen motor vehicles.
“Operation Fiela II was composed of various Police Units being the Crime Intelligent, Detectives, the Public Order Police, the VIS, K9, Boarder Policing and the Crime Prevention from all levels of command and was executed through roadblocks, stop and searches, patrols, tracing of wanted suspects,” he explained.
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– In Seshego 21 suspects were arrested for public violence after they destroyed the municipal property. This comes after their eviction of occupying the municipal site illegally. They appeared before Seshego Magistrate’s Court and were released on warning never to repeat the same offense. On Friday two suspects were arrested while trying to barricade the road in the early hours of the morning.
– In Musina police apprehended a municipal traffic official for attempted murder at the local petrol station. The officer shot the victim twice in the stomach after an argument and was immediately arrested and his firearm confiscated, explained Ngoepe.
During these Operations, the following items were confiscated:
– Five(04) vehicles
– Four (04) firearms and ammunition.
All the arrested suspects will appear before various Magistrate Courts throughout the Province soon.