16 November 2012

Angola: Police Detain Over Hundred Alleged Criminals in Maianga District

Luanda — The Luanda Provincial Police Command detained in the last 48 hours in the urban district of Maianga, in Luanda City, about 118 criminals, some of whom are considered repeat offenders or highly dangerous, on different types of accusations.

ANGOP learnt on Friday, from chief superintendent Eduardo Diogo, that the detentions took place in the ambit of an operation dubbed "Maianga tranquila" (Peaceful Maianga).

He explained that 18 of the detainees had been recently freed on parole and they were involved in the same kind of criminal activities that caused their previous detention.

Some of the crimes in question are homicide, robbery of cars and other articles, mainly in the streets, burglary, sexual abuse, among others.

During the operation, the police also apprehended 18 firearms, 18 motor-bicycles that were used in robberies, as well as three cars that were allegedly stolen.

The Provincial Police Command announced also that it started similar operations in other municipalities of the capital city, already aiming at guaranteeing a good end of the year festive season for all citizens.

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