Jo’burg cops ready to tackle 2010 crime

After 235 arrests were made during an anti-crime operation over the weekend, Johannesburg police are confident they can tackle crime during the Soccer World Cup.

“The weekend operation proves that police have the necessary skills to deal with crime during any large event such as the World Cup,” Captain Bhekisizwe Mvundla said on Monday.

The operation, by several police units, took place in Hillbrow, Yeoville, Cleveland, Berea and Jeppe. Arrests were made for armed robbery, malicious damage to property, fraud and drug-trafficking.

“We are optimistic about the expertise of the combined units in tackling crime during the World Cup as well.” — Sapa

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