In a coordinated effort known as Operation Shanela, law enforcement teams in Edenvale successfully arrested 19 suspects on November 19, tackling a range of charges, notably including drug dealing. The joint operation involved officers from various Ekurhuleni stations, collaborating with representatives from Home Affairs, security firms, Gauteng traffic, provincial crime wardens, AfriForum, and other law enforcement agencies.
During the operation, traffic fines totalling R10,500 were issued to motorists. Captain Nelda Sekgobela, the spokesperson for Ekurhuleni SAPS, provided details on the arrests, indicating that one suspect was apprehended for theft, 16 for lacking proper documentation, and two for involvement in drug-related activities.
The seized items from the suspects included nyaope, khat, an undisclosed amount of money, and counterfeit cigarettes. Ekurhuleni district deputy commissioner Brigadier Lebohang Machakela commended the law enforcement teams for their dedication, acknowledging the collaboration with community members who provided accurate information leading to the successful arrest of the suspects. The operation showcased the effectiveness of joint efforts between law enforcement agencies and engaged community participation in addressing criminal activities.
Source: 19 suspects arrested in Edenvale
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