Thursday, November 24, 2011

317 suspects arrested in four days in the province

By Khanyisa Tabata
24 November 2011

Over 300 suspects have been arrested by the Western Cape South African detectives in connection with serious and violent cases.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer November Filander says the operation which started on Monday until early this morning, was executed all over the Western Cape.

“About 275 police members took part in the operation which resulted in the arrest of 317 suspects and the search of 346 premises.

“Warrants of arrests were issued for 28 of these suspects and they were sought for serious cases such as murder, rape, robbery, assault, theft, possession of drugs, possession of firearms, fraud, drunk driving, housebreaking and domestic violence.

Filander added that the members also arrested a suspect wanted for a theft case that was committed 19 years ago in Rondebosch.

“The arrest of these suspects is an indication of SAPS Western Cape’s seriousness in the fight against crime,” said Filander.

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