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Rapid Response Services Nabs 119 Suspects



Rapid Response Services arrests 119 suspects

Rapid Response Services, comprising units such as the Flying Squad, K9 Units, and Highway Patrol members, have made significant strides in law enforcement across Gauteng between August 18 and 24. During this period, they arrested 119 suspects, successfully recovered 56 stolen motor vehicles, and seized five firearms.

These dedicated officers actively engaged in a wide range of operations, including concentrated operations, vehicle checkpoints, secure escorts, and intensive patrols throughout Gauteng. Their relentless efforts led to the apprehension of 57 individuals involved in serious crimes, encompassing charges such as assault, domestic violence, house burglary, robbery, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of vehicle burglary tools, theft, possession of unlicensed ammunition, and handling illegal immigrants.

Furthermore, the Rapid Response Services played a pivotal role in recovering 56 hijacked and stolen motor vehicles, arresting 12 individuals possessing these unlawfully acquired vehicles. In a concerted effort to combat the proliferation of firearms, these dedicated officers also managed to recover five unlicensed firearms, culminating in eight arrests.

Also read: Major Operation Nets 146 Arrests in Alberton

42 individuals were apprehended for drug-related offences, including possessing and distributing narcotics such as: 

  • heroin, 
  • dagga, 
  • cocaine, 
  • Mandrax and 
  • crystal methamphetamine. 

Investigations into these cases are still underway. 

The suspects will appear before local magistrate’s courts across Gauteng. These commendable efforts by the Rapid Response Services underscore their commitment to upholding law and order in the region.

Source: 119 suspects arrested by local flying squad

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86 Suspects Apprehended by Joint Law Enforcement Units

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