The Police raided Giyani and other towns in clean up operations

Stolen and hijacked cars ,illegal firearms ,dagga ,copper wires we recovered. Photo by SAPS

By: Lucky Baloyi

The Joint Intelligence Led Clean-Up and Crime Prevention Operations are still cracking the whip on criminals with the objective of demolishing all the crime hotspot areas throughout the Province.

The operations were composed of various Police Units which were conducted through roadblocks, stop and searches ,raiding of wanted suspects and illegal trade of liquor and mushrooming of Druggs and firearms and the following areas were covered :
Seshego ,Westernburg, Mankweng, Rakgwadi, Mecklenburg, Lephalale ,JaneFurse, Lebowakgomo ,Ritavi ,Mahwelereng ,Orichstad ,Dennilton , Letsitele ,Nebo ,Giyani, Bela-Bela ,Mokopane, Thohoyandou and Tshilwavusiku.

The police said “the operation started from last week until on Monday morning”.

Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said ” in Seshego and Westernburg policing areas, three suspects between the age of 32 ,46 and 34 were arrested for possession of suspected stolen copper wires”.

“The suspects where attempting to sell 395.5kg of copper wire with an estimated street value of R 20 000 in Ladana and these stolen copper was siezed”. Ngoepe added

Ngoepe said “the consolidated number of 259 suspects between the age of 19 and 53 on which 42 were illegal immigrants were arrested in all the above-mentioned areas including Seshego and Westernburg for offences ranging from burglary, assault ,carjacking, rape, Illegal immigration ,malicious damage to property ,possession of dagga and firearm to drunken driving”.

“During the operations, a number of items were recovered such as stolen and hijacked cars ,illegal firearms ,dagga ,copper wires”. He added

Ngoepe said “the suspects arrested during this operations will appear before different Magistrate Courts soon. Police investigations are still continuing”.