13 August 2017

South Africa: Bluedowns Cluster Successes

press release

Through disruptive operations that have been executed during this week, 101 houses have been searched for drugs and 197 arrests executed relating to drugs, 166 500 millilitres of alcohol, mandrax tablets with an approximate street value of R5 680 tik with an approximate street value of R4 550 and dagga to the approximate street value of R1 695 have been confiscated.

35 tracing operations held and 42 suspects that are wanted were arrested as a result.

A total of 458 suspects have been arrested for charges relating to murder, attempted murder, assault common, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), drunk and driving, reckless and negligent driving, possession of dangerous weapon, malicious damage to property, house breaking and theft, possession of illegal firearm, dealing in liquor without a licence, theft of motor vehicle, intimidation and drugs, house robbery, child neglect, rape, sexual assault, disobey peace officer, use of vehicle without the owner's consent, two suspects were kept overnight and were released on fines as they committed crimes like being drunk in public or riotous behaviour. Two firearms and 208 rounds of ammunition have been confiscated. Abalone with the street value of R25 000 was confiscated in an operation held in Mfuleni.

Police management commended the SA Police Service members, Metro Police, Law Enforcement officers, Traffic Police, neighborhood watch structures and reservists for their dedication and commitment in ensuring the perpetrators of crime are brought to justice. He further encouraged the community to keep on assisting the police in ridding their neighbourhoods of criminal elements.

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