Police spokesperson, Aafje Botma, says 263 suspects were arrested in different quarters of the province for various offences including drug dealing among others. Botma says of the 263 suspects, 121 were arrested for all forms of assault.
"Furthermore, 55 suspects were held for crimes against women and children such as rape and sexual assault. The suspects were arrested at all seven policing clusters in the province. 56 were apprehended in Brits, 41 in Rustenburg, 45 in Mahikeng, 33 in Pudimoe while others were arrested in Zeerust, Klerksdorp and Vryburg," says Botma.
"In another separate and integrated 'Operation Basadi' conducted in the Brits Cluster, three suspects were arrested for dealing in drugs while 24 fines were issued for liquor-related offences. It was in the same operation that 41 fines with a total value of R28 000 were imposed on motorists for road traffic-related offences,” she adds.
Botma adds the operation also resulted in the recovery of a Toyota Hilux that was stolen in Sinoville in August 2015 and a trailer that was stolen in Pretoria West in 2006. She says moreover, five suspected undocumented persons were taken in for processing. Three second-hand goods dealers were also visited for enforcement of the Second-hand Goods Act, 2009.