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Over 140 suspects arrested in Uitenhage for various crimes over the weekend

Jan 9, 2017
Over 140 suspects arrested in Uitenhage for various crimes over the weekend

Several successful operations that were conducted over the past weekend resulted in a total of 144 suspects being arrested for various crimes in the Uitenhage Cluster.

According to local police, in a statement; "These arrests included; seven for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, two for house breaking and theft, robbery, fraud, theft and the possession of suspected stolen goods.

"Three persons were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor. A total of 16 traffic fines were issued.

"The suspects were also arrested on charges relating to malicious damage to property, contravention of a protection order and 23 suspects were detained for the illegal possession of drugs."

Law enforcement also said that officers in the Uitenhage Cluster will continue to combat crime effectively.