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169 arrested in Uitenhage this past weekend - 5 busted for DUI

Aug 14, 2017
169 arrested in Uitenhage this past weekend - 5 busted for DUI

Several successful operations were conducted over the past weekend, which led to the arrest of 169 suspects in the Uitenhage Cluster. 

"These operations were conducted in line with our Back to Basics approach to policing and in order to accomplish our vision and mission," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

She said that the suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from rape, robbery, housebreaking and theft, possession of drugs, possession of suspected stolen property, burglary, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and theft.

"A total of 37 traffic fines were issued, valued at more than R18 500-00.  Five persons were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor," Captain Swart added. 

"The South African Police Service wants to encourage the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in crime.

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