Human Rights

Twenty five drunk and driving suspects are among 1058 people arrested by Gauteng police over the weekend

PARKTOWN – Gauteng police arrested twenty five drunk and driving suspects in West Rand on Saturday, 06 November 2021. These suspects in Gauteng are among 1058 people that were arrested by the police during weekend high density operations in Gauteng.

Police in Tshwane District conducted an integrated operation where they arrested over 300 suspects who were wanted for various crimes. Seven suspects were arrested during the illegal liquor outlets raid. Of the arrested suspects, illegal immigrants were taken in to be processed by the Department of Home Affairs. Over 150 other suspects were arrested during operations and raiding of wanted suspects in the district.

More than three hundred and fifty suspects were arrested in Ekurhuleni and West Rand for crimes ranging from attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm, dealing in drugs, driving while under the influence of alcohol, assault, malicious damage to property and house breaking while the 25 drunk driving suspects were arrested during a road block in West Rand.

Intelligence driven operations were conducted in Johannesburg which resulted in the arrest of more than two hundred and fifty suspects for criminal offences that include rape, possession of suspected stolen property, assault, possession of drugs and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Over hundred and forty suspects were arrested in Soweto for crimes ranging from possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle, possession of suspected stolen property, malicious damage to property, car hijacking, kidnapping, fraud, attempted murder, driving while under the influence of alcohol among others.

All the suspects will appear at the various magistrates’ courts from Monday, 08 November 2021.

Source: South African Police Service