254 arrested for various crimes in Uitenhage over past weekend

OCTOBER 25, 2016

Several crime prevention operations that were conducted over the past weekend in the Uitenhage Cluster resulted in 254 suspects being arrested for various crimes. 

According to police, these arrests included murder, rape, housebreaking and theft, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, 14 for driving under the influence of liquor and 32 for the illegal possession of drugs. 

"Four liquor premises were visited in KwaNobuhle and each received a R2 000 fine for non-compliance of the Liquor Act.  During the operation liquor worth R7 000 was confiscated and 630L concoction was destroyed," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.     

"A total of 75 traffic fines were issued, valued at more than R37 500.  A total of 75 fines were issued for other liquor related crimes."

She said that police in the Uitenhage Cluster will continue with their efforts to curb crime effectively in the Uitenhage Cluster. 

"The South African Police Service appeal 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," Captain Swart added. 

"Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime. Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211."