The Safer Festive Season Operations over the long weekend resulted in the recovery of 24 unlicensed firearms and ammunition and R8m in counterfeit goods, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said.
“The more than 900 suspects were arrested during the operations and road blocks for various crimes ranging from driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of suspected stolen property including suspected stolen motor vehicles and assault.”
He said various crime hotspots were identified and raided, and added that 123 people were arrested in Johannesburg West Cluster during the road block and stop and search, while 10 non-compliant liquor outlets were closed down.
“Police will continue to hunt for criminals and conduct operations, we are urging the community to come forth with information that can help in the investigation or the arrest of the suspects. Information can be given by calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station,” Makhubele said.