Gauteng police make nearly 600 arrests in raid

By Doug Mattushek - 08 August 2019Views : 1624


Police have made 568 arrests and detained over 600 foreign nationals in an extensive raid in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday evening.

The suspects were arrested on charges ranging from assault to business robbery due to the counterfeit goods they were selling. Last week, an attempted raid was withdrawn after police vehicles were pelted with petrol bombs and stones.

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura revealed the news, adding that a plethora of weapons and ammunition had also been seized. He added that regular raids would continue in other areas of the province.

The foreign nationals being detained will have their immigration status verified before being released or deported.