749 SUSPECTS APPREHENDED DURING HIGH DENSITY OPERATION “KUKULA” CONDUCTED ACROSS LIMPOPO PROVINCE

749 SUSPECTS APPREHENDED DURING HIGH DENSITY OPERATION “KUKULA” CONDUCTED ACROSS LIMPOPO PROVINCE

POLOKWANE The South African Police Service in Limpopo collaborated with other stakeholders with common interests of squeezing criminal spaces when stamping authority of the state in the Province during operation ( Kukula ) conducted from the 12th June until 18 June 2023.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe led from the forefront as other law enforcement agencies joined hands with Police when they operated in the Hotspot areas during Operation (Kukula) in Thohoyandou Vhembe District.
Role players participated include the Department of Traffic, Correctional Services, Health, Home Affairs, NPA, LEDET, Labour, Community Safety, Community Patrollers, Community Policing Forum, Private Security and Business Forum.

The Operations were conducted through roadblocks, stop and searches, tracing of wanted suspects, patrols at hotspots areas. Liquor outlets, shebeens, second-hand goods shops and other business areas .

Suspects were arrested for offences ranging from attempted murder, burglaries, malicious damage to property, assaults, illegal immigrants , robberies, possession of dangerous weapon, possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition, possession of dagga and possession of counterfeit goods, possession of drugs, dealing in drugs and other crimes.

A number of seventy(70) suspects were traced and arrested during these operations by well skilled Detectives from various Stations and units.

The confiscated items during the operation includes; 40 ammunition, 627377 litre of liquor, 383 counterfeit goods, 23 dangerous weapons, 0,162 dagga, 0,001 crystal meth, 07 nyaope(whoonga), 04 firearms, 30 tobacco products, 08 vehicles, and 23 vessel parts and accessories.

Furthermore, 25300 people and 10902 vehicles were stopped and searched.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo applauded all the teams operating at different areas for keeping the citizens of this Province safe and further arresting criminals.

Operations continue to hit hard on criminals at all Districts, being Vhembe, Sekhukhune, Mopani, Waterberg and Capricorn.

Suspects have already started to appear at various Magistrates Courts’ in the Province.

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