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Several Suspects Arrested During Crime Operation in Stellenbosch which started yesterday and ended during the early hour of this Morning

SAPS | Western Cape | NARI
23 Feb 2019, Stellenbosch, Western Cape:

Media Statement Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

Efforts to ensure that suspects are brought to book paid off during a crime operation in Stellenbosch which started yesterday and ended during the early hour of this morning. SAPS were joined by other law enforcement agencies and private security companies to saturate the area and to ensure a highly visible presence. The operation was executed in phases to address various aspects of policing, and resulted

in a number of arrests.

Four suspects who feature prominently on the Stellenbosch wanted list were apprehended for robbery, pointing of a firearm and possession of tik. Search warrants were executed which landed a further four suspects behind bars for the possession of tik, possession of stolen property and for dealing in liquor without a license. During a roadblock on Polkadraai Road 75 vehicles were stopped and inspected, a motorist was arrested for driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and fines for traffic violations to the tune of R6500-00 were issued.

We are pleased with the outcome of our operation and will continue to conduct similar endeavours in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas. 

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