The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng says its crime-busting operation Okae Molao yielded some results, with more than 400 suspects being arrested for various offences.
The operation was led by the Provincial Commissioner of police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela.
“This weekend, the operation saw over 400 suspects being arrested for various crimes including 239 wanted suspects arrested during detective’s tracing actions. The suspects were arrested in various places throughout the province as the operation is conducted simultaneously in all five districts of the province,” said SAPS Gauteng’s Colonel Dimakatso Sello.
OKAE MOLAO ARRESTS: SUSPECTS DUE IN GAUTENG COURTS
The suspects arrested during Operation Okae Molao are set to appear before the various courts in Gauteng. Some of the charges include dealing in drugs, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of suspected stolen goods, contravention of Immigration Act, murder and rape amongst others.
Lt Gen Mawela has expressed gratitude to other law enforcement agencies and the Community Police Forum for their ongoing support in the fight against crime.
“We will continue to assert the authority of the State and ensure that criminals are behind bars”, he said.