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Limpopo police continue to crack down on crime

Limpopo police arrested 1904 suspects during an eight-day ongoing crime-fighting campaign in five districts until September 4, police said on Monday.

Among the operational teams were the Limpopo Highway Patrol (LHP), Tactical Response Team, Crime Intelligence, Regional Organised Crime, and Detectives from provincial, district, and station levels.

It is alleged that the suspects were arrested on charges that included murder, attempted murder, rape, and other crimes of sexual violence, armed robberies, illegal mining, fraud, arson, malicious damage to property, and the possession of illicit cigarettes.

In addition to possessing illegal firearms and ammunition, police said other suspects were arrested in connection with thefts of motor vehicles, stock thefts, possession of suspected stolen property and possession of dagga.

Lieutenant Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, a Limpopo Police Spokesperson, said during the arrests, police seized firearms, ammunition, stolen vehicles, crystal meth, CAT, grams of dagga, Nyaope, illicit cigarettes, and plants of dagga.

On Sunday, two men, ages 37 and 40, were arrested for allegedly committing murder, robbery, house breaking and car theft in the areas of Bela Bela, Cyferskuil, Soshanguve and Akasia.

Lt Col Ledwaba said Bela Bela police arrested the suspects.

On September 1, 2022, Limpopo Flying Squard caught two suspects travelling on the N1 towards Mokopane with a stolen Toyota Hilux and contravening the Immigration Act.

Limpopo Highway Patrol members nabbed two suspects, aged 24 and 35, at Modimolle on August 31, 2022, for bribery and possession of stolen motor vehicles, a silver Toyota Hilux.

Lt Col Ledwaba said police were patrolling when they noticed a suspicious vehicle, which they stopped, searched, and tested.

He said the car had been reported stolen in Rustenburg in August 2022.

Trucks seized at illigal mining site

Members of the Limpopo Highway Patrol arrested two men aged 26 and 34 for possession of precious metals (chrome) at an illegal mining site in the Atok area on August 31, 2022 at 11 am. Two trucks were also seized.

In a statement, Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe praised the teams for their outstanding work in fighting crime.

Lt Col Ledwaba said the suspects have already begun appearing before magistrate courts in different parts of the province.

He said the operations are continuing.

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