Friday, December 4News That Matters | Busy weekend for Gauteng police as over 20 arrested, 12 firearms seized

(Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

(Duncan Alfreds, Recordsdata24, file)

  • Gauteng police fill arrested over 20 suspects and seized 12 firearms within the previous 24 hours.
  • The suspects arrested had been connected with lots of excessive and violent crimes, police acknowledged. 
  • They had been arrested in Mamelodi, Cleveland and Ekurhuleni and expected to appear in court docket on Monday.

Within the previous 24 hours, Gauteng police arrested over 20 suspects and seized 12 firearms linked to excessive and violent crimes, it acknowledged in a press beginning on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele acknowledged within the assertion that they’d seized 10 pistols and two revolvers.

“Suspects had been linked to excessive and violent crimes which encompass waste, dwelling theft, hijacking, burglary, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition apart from to possession of suspected stolen properties,” Makhubele added.

Six pistols had been recovered after a shooting in Mamelodi – this followed records received by crime intelligence.

The records indicated that armed suspects had been shooting in a hostel on 30 August.

“Police officers from Ekurhuleni TRT and contributors from Trio task team went to the dwelling the set up suspects had been hiding.

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“All over the hunt, three unlicensed firearms had been seized and seven suspects arrested and but another man came upon in possession of [an] unlicensed firearm throughout the operation; [and] lots of two seized during stay and searches in Mamelodi,” Makhubele acknowledged.

Then, on Friday, police officers from the Johannesburg Flying Squad received records from crime intelligence that the occupants of an Uber taxi used to be about to commit a theft in Cleveland.

“Operation used to be carried out within the dwelling, the Uber taxi used to be observed and stopped. All over the hunt, two unlicensed firearms had been recovered and three suspects arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms,” Makhubele acknowledged.

Two extra firearms had been recovered, this time within the Fresh Canada casual settlement, the set up four suspects had been arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms and theft linked to but another spate of violent crimes in Florida.

In Ekhurhuleni on Friday, while conducting a stay and search operation, police arrested four suspects came upon in possession of unlicensed firearms.

Gauteng provincial commissioner Lieutenant Overall Elias Mawela commended his officers’ work and urged the community to proceed to work with the police to battle crime by calling the Crime End number 08600 10111 or by giving a tip-off on the MySAPS app.

The suspects had been expected to appear in lots of magistrates’ courts on Monday, Makhubele acknowledged.

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