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Weekend police operations yield results in East London

Jan 6, 2020
Weekend police operations yield results in East London

East London - A joint operation that was conducted by East London Crime Prevention, Flying Squad, POP, K9 and Detective members over the weekend yielded results.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala, one male suspect was arrested for possession of 17 Mandrax tablets at Wosley street, North End, East London.

"They also closed six tarvens for non-compliance at Quigney, Southernwood and North End," she said.

"A black pistol with a broken trigger was recovered and one male suspect was arrested for Possession of Unlicenced firearm as per Duncan Village case."

Capt Mqala said that a 49-year-old male suspect was also arrested at Kalkeni Location for attempted rape of a 19-year-old woman.

"People were searched and nine knives were confiscated. A replica firearm was recovered and two male suspects was arrested after a Bussiness Robbery took place at Nompumelelo informal settlement."

She added that the members also conducted Vehicle Check Points in Quigney, CBD and Southernwood and six poeple were arrested for Drunken Driving.

"All suspects will appear in court soon."

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