A targeted operation conducted by the Gauteng police’s Rapid Response Services (RRS) from September 22 to 28 resulted in the apprehension of 100 suspects. Multiple units, including the Flying Squad, K9 Units, and Highway Patrol, joined forces for these operations.
Warrant Officer Grant Giblin, the Benoni Flying Squad (BFS) spokesperson, reported that the arrests covered a wide range of charges. These included assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of tools for vehicle and housebreaking, pointing a firearm, robbery, armed robbery, malicious damage to property, hijacking, theft, possession of suspected stolen property, and shoplifting.
During these operations, 31 stolen and hijacked vehicles were recovered, leading to 22 arrests related to vehicle possession. Additionally, 12 suspects were apprehended for carrying unlicensed firearms, with 11 weapons confiscated.
Furthermore, 16 suspects were arrested for drug possession with the intent to distribute. A variety of drugs, including heroin, dagga, cocaine, Mandrax, and crystal methamphetamine, were seized during these enforcement actions.
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