Arrests during Operation Vhuthu Hawe

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Lentswe, Klerksdorp - The police in the NW had a busy Easter weekend with Operation Vhuthu Hawe.

The police arrested 77 suspects over the Easter weekend.

The operation took place from April 14 to 18 and the arrests are for different crimes committed in all districts. The operations were conducted as part of tightening the grip against criminality.

“Among the arrests that were made, two suspects were arrested for robbery, 27 for liquor related crimes, two for malicious damage to property while six were arrested for possession of ammunition, possession of unlicensed firearm.

“In addition, a total of 123 fines were issued for different crimes, ranging from contravening the Liquor Act, Road Traffic Act and Firearms Control Act.

“The operations also led to confiscation of liquor and variety of drugs,” said Lt-Col Amanda Funani, police spokesperson.