Monday, May 04, 2015

Over 700 illegal foreign nationals arrested

Loyiso Langeni
04 May 2015

889 arrests were made in the past week in seven provinces in an operation involving the National Joint Operations and Intelligence Structure.

The police's Vishnu Naidoo said the biggest arrests were made in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng with 278 and 414 respectively. In the Western Cape 24 people were arrested.

Naidoo added that the majority of these suspects are foreign nationals that were found without proper documentation. These foreign nationals will be returned back to their countries of origins, while the other suspect were arrested in connection with cases associated with drugs illegal firearms and wanted suspects.

He further said that those suspects will likely appear in court soon and in most of these cases the state will oppose bail to ensure successful prosecutions.

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