165 arrested in Uitenhage weekend anti-crime operations

MAY 9, 2016

Police officials in the Uitenhage Cluster have arrested more than 165 suspects, through high density operations that were conducted over the past weekend.  

"The operations were conducted from 18:00, on Friday, until 06:00, on Monday morning.  A total of 40 traffic fines were issued, valued at more than R20 000," said police spokesperson, Lieutenant Gerda Swart. 

"The suspects were arrested for charges relating to robbery, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, theft, possession of suspected stolen goods, etc.  Sixteen arrests were made for driving under the influence of liquor.  19 Persons were arrested and detained after illegal drugs were found in their possession.  A total of 50 fines were issued for other liquor related crimes."

Lt Swart said that police in the Uitenhage Cluster will continue to address crime effectively in the Uitenhage Cluster. 

"The South African Police Service also appeals to the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime by providing valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects, the tracing of illegal firearms and the recovery of stolen property."

Important SAPS numbers: SAPS Despatch – 041 933 8803/04; SAPS Kamesh 041 988 8718/19; SAPS Kwanobuhle 041 978 8600, SAPS Uitenhage 041 996 3438, Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211