Uitenhage police arrest 180 suspects between Friday and Monday morning

JANUARY 25, 2016

Uitenhage Cluster police members conducted crime prevention operations over the past weekend and arrested a total of 180 suspects. 

According to the police; "[The] operations were conducted from Friday, until 06:00, this morning, Monday. 

"A total of 73 traffic fines were issued and arrests made varied from assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, housebreaking and theft and eight arrests were made for driving under the influence of liquor. 

"A total of 61 fines were issued for liquor related crimes. Around 22 persons were arrested and detained after illegal drugs were found in their possession."

Police in the Uitenhage Cluster will continue with their efforts to address crime effectively in the Uitenhage Cluster.

"Members are committed to conduct crime prevention operations and to police Uitenhage Cluster effectively.  The South African Police Service appeal to the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime by providing valuable information on illegal firearms to SAPS Uitenhage at 041 996 3438 or Crime Stop 08600 10111," the police added.