South Africa: 993 Suspects Arrested Over the Past Weekend - King Williams Town

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993 Suspects have been arrested over the past weekend, from 10 to 12 January 2020, for different crimes.

Twenty nine (29) suspects were arrested for murder, 194 for assault (GBH), 35 for burglary, 11 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 32 for illegal possession of fire and ammunition.

In our concerted efforts to fight the primary drivers of crime like illegal dealing in alcohol, alcohol and drug abuse, twelve suspects were arrested for drinking in a public place while 27 were taken in for being drunk in a public place. A total of 5941 counterfeit goods were confiscated, 2360 fake cigarettes, 2800 fake money were seized. 560 knives were also taken. Various operations were held Provincial Operation team at Libode and Ngqeleni where illegal taverns were closed down, while those who failed to comply were given fines. During these weeklong operations, about 1051 litres of liquor was also seized.

A total of 2061,7kg of Dagga, 228g of Crystal Meth (Tik) and 21g of Mandrax powder,

All these suspects are expected to appear soon at different courts throughout the Province facing respective charges.

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