Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
South African Police Service
In line with the SAPS commitment to create a safe and secure festive season and beyond for communities and holiday makers in the province, the Safer Festive Season Operations continue to hit hard on criminals with 832 arrests made in the past week for various crimes. 129 of these suspects were arrested for crimes dependent on police action and 17 for trio crimes. 72 rounds of ammunition and 14 firearms were also confiscated during the period.
The suspects have appeared in various courts in the province and some will appear today to face the charges.
“Safer Festive Season Operations continue to deal effectively with all crime generators to ensure that our communities and holiday makers are and feel safe during the festive season and beyond. Our commitment to enhance visible policing, stop-and-search operations and intelligence-driven operations persist in making inroads in the fight against crime during this period,” said Maj Gen André Swart, Acting Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner.
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