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Possession of drugs
Two men, aged 27, were arrested in separate incidents on charges of the being in possession of drugs.

The arrests were made on the corner of Elston Avenue and Park Street, Benoni and Wenden Avenue, Brakpan.

Heroin and Mandrax were seized.

Vehicles recovered
Members of the Benoni Flying Squad (BFS) recovered three abandoned vehicles.

A red Mazda 323 was found in Chris Hani Section, Daveyton. It was reported as stolen in a Thembisa case.

A white Isuzu was recovered in Extension 13, Ivory Park. It was reportedly hijacked in Thembisa south.

A white Mitsubishi bakkie was found in Protea Street, Northmead. It was stolen in the same area.

Rapid Response Services (RRS)
Flying Squad, K9 Units and Highway Patrol members, which form part of the SAPS’ Rapid Response Services, arrested 122 suspects across Gauteng, from May 17 to 23.

Through concentrated patrols and operations, 64 suspects were brought to book for serious crimes including assault with the intent of causing grievous bodily harm, illegal trade of endangered species, robbery, intimidation, violation of a protection order, kidnapping, rape, theft, possession of suspected stolen property, armed robbery, damage to property and contravention of the immigration act.

Officers successfully recovered 23 unlicensed firearms making 19 accompanying arrests.

Fifty-five hijacked and stolen vehicles were also recovered and 19 arrests were affected on charges of being in possession of these vehicles.

Further policing saw 27 suspects being arrested 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, spokesperson BFS and RRS spokesperson.

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