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1,140 arrested in one weekend

1 140 suspects were arrested in East London and surrounding areas last weekend of which 50 arrests were for murder and 29 for rape. Other arrests were for business robbery, illegal possession of ammunition, burglary, drug dealing and possession and others for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

137 people were arrested for drinking in public while 153 J534 fines were issued and 17 000 litres of alcohol were confiscated. Dagga weighing 335 kg and Chrystal meth weighing 470 kg were also recovered.


At least 460 items of counterfeit goods were confiscated. Eight suspected stolen vehicles were also confiscated and a red Toyota Conquest was recovered in Buffalo Street. The vehicle was impounded and an enquiry has been opened for further investigation.

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