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199 arrested in Joburg weekend blitz

Johannesburg - Nearly 200 people were arrested for various crimes during a weekend operation in Johannesburg, police said on Sunday.

The operation began on Friday and ended on Sunday morning, said Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele.

Crimes ranged from possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition to attempted murder, hijacking, robberies, possession of drugs, shoplifting, domestic violence, malicious damage to property and assault.

The 199 arrests took place in Mondeor, Booysens, Moffatview, Langlaagte, Fairlands, Sophiatown, Brixton and Johannesburg Central.

“Most of the suspects are appearing tomorrow (Monday) in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court,” said Mbele. - Sapa

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