806 people arrested in N West in 7 days

Johannesburg - Eight hundred and six people were arrested for various crimes over the past seven days in the North West, police said on Sunday.

"The arrests include [seven] for murder, 150 for assault, 20 for rape, 52 for burglary... 32 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 80 for drug related crimes and 25 for possession of suspected stolen goods," Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said.

Drugs, illegal cigarettes, liquor, as well as 28 cellphones, six vehicles, six firearms and numerous electrical appliances were also seized and recovered.

The arrests happened between 27 July to 3 August.

Some of those arrested had already appeared in courts around the province, while others would appear on Monday.

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Jankie Phalla Caswell 2014-08-03 06:29:16 PM
SA high in crimes , justice minister strengthing punishment of such behaviours we are tired of criminals pls
Drexlar Miutente 2014-08-03 06:36:39 PM
mxm and 90% of those thugs would be set free to commit crimes, SA courts are a big joke
Peter Webb 2014-08-03 06:40:34 PM
This country is VROT with criminals. Both black and white.
Victor Mwape 2014-08-03 06:44:38 PM
Victor Mwape 2014-08-03 06:44:39 PM
Tebogo Ntjaagae 2014-08-03 06:53:43 PM
arrested only to be released again. what't the use
Erna Westdyk 2014-08-03 06:58:04 PM
We have a population of criminals! These aren't just small fry crimes - pity we can't send them to outer space (no more continents available) to start a new colony!
Richard Nieckau 2014-08-03 07:04:09 PM
Antarctica is sparsely populated...
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-03 07:04:13 PM
Thats nothing go to the south of johannesburg rossetinville and suroundings you surely can get that figure in a day but then again these drugdealers and criminals and iligal aliens pay for protection will not mention to who
Libongwe Libolethu Dweni 2014-08-03 08:01:17 PM
police r doing their job on the other side where r we going to as SA