914 suspects arrested in North West

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Over 900 suspects have been nabbed in the North West province during police operations, which were conducted between Monday, 25 March and Sunday, 31 March 2024.

Under Operation Shanela, 914 suspects were netted through various actions, which included stop and searches, roadblocks, vehicle check points, visiting and inspecting of licensed liquor premises and second-hand goods dealers, as well as the tracing of wanted suspects.  

The suspects were, amongst others, arrested for rape, murder, assault GBH [grievous bodily harm], malicious damage to property, burglary in residential and business premises, possession of drugs, theft out of/from motor vehicles, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Of the 914 suspects, 114 were arrested for contact crimes such as murder, attempted murder, rape, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and common assault, while 432 suspects were arrested during the detectives’ suspect raiding operations.

The operations also culminated in the confiscation of a variety of drugs, dangerous weapons, cell phones, precious metals, ammunition, firearms, liquor and four vehicles, while 51 shebeens were shutdown.

The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Sello Kwena, applauded the members who worked tirelessly during the Easter weekend to ensure the safety of visitors and citizens in the province. – SAnews.gov.za