The multidisciplinary integrated operation O Kae Molao result in more arrest and seizures of illegal firearms

PARKTOWN - The police in Gauteng together with other law enforcement agencies and the Community Policing Forum continue with the weekly disruptive Operation O Kae Molao which is conducted simultaneously throughout the five districts within the Province.

This weekend the operation resulted in the arrest of over 1 300 people for different crimes including more than 50 undocumented persons who will be processed by Department of Home Affairs.

Provincial Commissioner of SAPS in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela led the operation that was held in West Rand District. During this operation 169 suspects were arrested for dealing in drugs, armed robbery, dealing liquor without a license and undocumented persons among others. Liquor, drugs and a vehicle with a tempered engine number were seized.

Meanwhile in Tshwane District, the Flying Squad Unit, K9 and Crime Intelligence followed up on information and pounced on a suspect at Atterdgeville. The suspect was found in possession of a rifle and a pistol with no serial number. He was arrested for possession of illegal firearms and he further led the police to another suspect who was also found in possession of two pistols that had no serial numbers. A preliminary investigation linked both suspects to a number of cases of murder.

Another intelligence information led police to Olievenhoutbosch where a man was found in possession of a rifle and pistol. He was also arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearms.

All arrested suspects will appear at the various Magistrates' Courts from Monday, 17 January 2022.

The Provincial Commissioner of SAPS in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has appreciated the efforts of all stakeholders who avail themselves every week to ensure safety and security of the inhabitants of Gauteng Province. He also thanked the community members who continue to report criminal activities and also give tip-offs to the police.

Source: South African Police Service