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Possession of drugs
• A 47-year-old man was arrested on the corner of North Rand and Bosch streets, Kempton Park. He was found in possession of cocaine.

• Two suspects were arrested on charges of being in possession of drugs. The arrests were made on May 17 and 18 at Khalahati informal settlement, Ivory Park and Ext 1, Kaalfontein, Thembisa.
Meth was recovered.

Armed robbery
On May 16 at 11:00, members of the Benoni Flying Squad (BFS) responded to a call of an armed robbery in progress on the corner of Atlas and Avon roads, Bonearo Park.

Upon their arrival, two suspects, aged 28 and 31, had already been apprehended by local security officers.

It is alleged that the men, who had been travelling in a sliver Kia Picanto, attempted to hijack a Toyota Hilux using a toy gun.

The security officers are commended for their swift response and apprehension of the suspects.

Armed with a toy gun, the two occupants of this vehicle tried to rob the driver of a Hilux bakkie.

Recovery of vehicle
A white Isuzu was found in Khatamping Section, Thembisa. It was reported as stolen in Thembisa south.

Rapid Response Services (RRS)
From May 10 to 16, RRS units, including the Flying Squad, K9 Units and Highway Patrol throughout Gauteng, arrested 90 suspects.

Concentrated operations saw 42 arrests for charges of assault with the intent of causing grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, house robbery, extortion, theft, damage to property, attempted robbery, fraud and contravention of the Immigration Act.

Some 36 hijacked and stolen vehicles were recovered, with eight accompanying arrests. Further policing led to the arrest of 15 suspects on charges of being in possession of unlicensed firearms.

Sixteen weapons were recovered.

Twenty-five arrests were also made on charges of being in possession of drugs with the intent to sell.

Heroin, dagga, cocaine, Mandrax and meth were confiscated.

Information supplied by Warrant Officer Grant Giblin, the BFS and RRS spokesperson.

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