In an effort to fight drug related and other serious crimes Police again embarked on Operation Zonke as well as the regular Operation Clean-Up across the province on the weekend.
Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said the operations was composed of various units and focussed on crime infested areas resulting in several suspects being arrested and a large amount of stolen property being recovered.
Four suspects were arrested in connection with a series of burglaries and four laptops, a hard drive, three pocket knives and laptop chargers worth R25 000 were recovered.
A 25-year-old suspect arrested at Ga-Mphahlele outside Lebowakgomo was found in possession of drugs worth R5 700, two unlicensed firearms, 22 rounds of live ammunition and R1 645 in cash.
Closer to home Police arrested a 37-year-old suspect near Savannah Mall who was in possession of 4,22 kg dagga worth R14 000.
The operations also covered areas such as Thohoyandou, Louis Trichardt, Northam, Phalaborwa, Thabazimbi, Westenburg, Musina, Burgersfort, Lebowakgomo, Ritavi, Modimolle, Giyani and Jane Furse. A total of 84 suspects were arrested and will face charges of, among others, possession of drugs, firearms and suspected stolen property, hijacking, robbery and theft of motor vehicle. Five firearms and one rifle were recovered. Police also confiscated seven cell phones, a tablet, seven vehicles, 125 g of cocaine plus 138,5 g of other drugs, two boxes of dagga and various other stolen items such as cigarettes, jewellery and television sets, according to Ngoepe.
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