More than 70 suspects, aged between 23 and 46, were arrested for a range of crimes in King William’s Town this past weekend.
Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, of the SAPS, said the crimes included possession of mandrax, possession of stolen property, assault, burglary [of a] business, rape, malicious damage to property, drunk driving, warrant of arrest, dealing with drugs and murder.
Mawisa said that dangerous weapons and laptops had also been confiscated by police.
“All this was done as part of the Festive Season operation where police searched members of the public for dangerous weapons and drugs.
Police also visited ATMs as part of crime prevention around the King William’s Town CBD,” she said, adding that some of the suspects were expected to appear in court on Tuesday.