POTCHEFSTROOM – Detectives in the province arrested 464 suspects for various offences during suspect raiding operations executed between Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 September 2022.
The suspects included 277 held for assault with intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and assault common. The other arrests included 26 for common robbery, nine for rape, 32 for contravention of protection orders, 31 for burglary residential, ten for business burglary, ten for possession of suspected stolen goods, seven for murder and eight for stock theft, while others were apprehended for many other offences.
The suspects were arrested at all four districts in the province and they appeared at various courts on Friday, 16 and Monday, 19 September 2022.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena thanked detectives and pointed out that the arrests will certainly send a clear message that those who perpetrate crime, will be traced and brought to book.
Source: South African Police Service