Several suspects arrested in Garden Route and Central Karoo Districts

Police in the Southern Cape expanded their efforts to ensure a safe environment for all during this weekend through the strategic deployment of integrated forces in the crime stricken areas.

These concerted efforts by Police in the Garden Route and Central Karoo Districts and the strategic deployment of integrated forces on major and secondary routes as well as high density patrols in townships and neighbourhoods ensured that numerous suspects were arrested and now found themselves behind bars. Such will make their first appearances in the local magistrates’ on Monday, 24 October 2022, once they are charged.

These arrests represent various criminal offences, from petty to other serious crime, including Murder and Robberies.

This weekend’s operations included high visibility blue light patrols, stop and search operations with a special focus on drug and liquor outlets, illegal firearms, the tracing of wanted suspects and the confiscation of dangerous weapons. Various suspects were arrested for the illegal possession of drugs including Mandrax and Tik as well as a large amount of liquor by members of the Crime Prevention Units around the Garden Route.


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