More than 300 arrested during New Year blitz
NW – The North West police arrested 305 suspects from Thursday 31 December 2020 to 1 January 2021 as their Safer Festive Season operations shifted into top gear.
A total of 270 suspects were apprehended for failing to confine themselves within their residence while 83 were nabbed for being in a public or open space without wearing a mask. A further six were arrested for the sale and dispensing of liquor, two for transportation of liquor, and three for drinking liquor in public.
“The other 35 suspects were nabbed for more serious crimes including assault, robbery, the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, driving under the influence of liquor, burglary and theft,” police spokesperson brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said.
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