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109 suspects arrested in NC police operation

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Two day police operation against illegal smuggling of goods, drugs and motor vehicle theft

Two-day police operation sees 109 arrests. File picture

MORE than a hundred people were arrested in the Northern Cape during a two-day operation by police in the Province to address crimes such as the illegal smuggling of goods between South Africa and neighbouring countries, dealing in drugs and theft of motor vehicles.

The operation was conducted at the Namaqua Cluster, the John Taolo Gaetsewe Cluster and all port of entries in the Province.

The two-day operation saw 109 people being arrested, including wanted suspects, for various crimes ranging from possession and dealing in drugs, rape, murder and possession of suspected stolen vehicles.

A number of vehicles and people were also searched during the operation and this resulted in eight fines being issued for various offences, while eight suspected stolen vehicle were recovered and drugs, with an estimated street value of R70 116, were confiscated.

Several suspects arrested during the operation have already appeared in court while others will be appearing this week in their respective towns.