JOHANNESBURG: (By Faisal Muhammad)– In a major crackdown against criminals to check brewing crime, around 900 people were arrested for various crimes in the North West. Most of underworld people have gone into hiding to stave off arrest drive.
Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said nine people were arrested for murder, 19 for rape, 195 for assault, 10 for attempted murder, 44 for burglary, 41 for shoplifting, 54 for drug-related crimes and 70 for possession of suspected stolen goods.
Fifty-two undocumented people were also arrested.
The remainder of the arrests were for various other crimes.
Mokgwabone said police also managed to confiscate and recover seven cellphones, 12 knives, two stolen vehicles, 55 rounds of ammunition, 14 firearms and two magazines, counterfeit cigarettes and various drugs.
The arrested people will appear in court soon.
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