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Lentswe, Klerksdorp - “Operation Shanela” operations conducted in the province resulted in the arrest of 995 suspects. The arrests are for crimes such as murder, attempted murder, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and common, dealing in drugs, illegal dealing in liquor, possession of drugs, and burglary at business and residential premises, malicious damage to property and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

These operations took place between March 18 and 24.

The operations also led to visiting and searching of 83 premises. Furthermore, 1 064 persons and 493 vehicles were searched mainly during roadblocks and vehicle check points. 

“In one of the operations by support services personnel on March 22, two suspects were arrested after being found in possession of copper cables at Boschkop, near Tanglewood Estate in the policing area of Potchefstroom. The copper cables weigh 2, 269 kilograms with estimated value of more than R200 000.  The pair’s vehicle was also confiscated. The suspects are expected to appear before the court today, for possession of suspected stole goods as well as tampering and / or destruction of essential infrastructure,” said Brig Sabata Mokgwabone, police spokesperson.

 “In Makwassie on Wednesday March 20, 11 individuals were fined between R200 and R500 for contravening the Counterfeit Goods Act during a joint Crime Intelligence driven operation with brand managers and focusing on counterfeit goods. Counterfeit goods such as shoe polish, sanitary pads, deodorants and hair products were seized.”
Regarding confiscations, the following items were confiscated in the operations held at all four districts in the Province: five firearms, 36 ammunition, seven cellular phones, a variety of drugs, tobacco products, copper cables, and many others.