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JOINT ILLEGAL MINING OPERATION IN SPRINGS

Following up on information on illegal mining activities at Everest informal settlement in Springs on Wednesday, 25 August 2021, members of the SAPS and EMPD’s equestrian unit found a man processing gold. The man was arrested for illegal mining and possession of unlicenced precious metals and will appear in court soon. All equipment and property […]
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R700 000 WORTH OF DRUGS UNCOVERED

Khat to the value of R700 000 was uncovered in Boksburg this morning, 25 August, during a joint crime prevention operation with the EMPD Tracing Unit and SAP Crime Intelligence Unit. The crime fighters were in Atlasville and apprehended a suspicious-looking documented 43-year-old male foreign national, outside is premises in Maan Street. He was searched […]
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Masina Honours EMPD Members

The City of Ekurhuleni’s Executive Mayor, Cllr Mzwandile Masina honoured members of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) for their long service, commendation, dedication, loyalty to serve and outstanding service. During the first of a two-day Medal Handing ceremony held at the EMPD Logistics Precinct in Kempton Park on Monday, 21 June 2021, the mayor […]
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Electricity Thief Rots In Jail

The City loses millions of Rands every year through illegal connections which ultimately cause damages to electricity infrastructure. Through several interventions, the City has waged war against illegal connections with little luck. Tones of cables that are illegally connected to the grid are removed by the City in its fight against illegal connection. However, there […]
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Cable Theft Arrests at New Modder Road in Benoni

The city has employed the services of private investigators who deployed a task team to conduct surveillance and arrest suspects at the identified hotspot areas across the city. On Monday, 24 May, cable theft suspects arrived at Modder Road in Benoni to steal cables, and the law enforcement officers pounced on them. One suspect was […]
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Suspect Caught Stealing Street Light Cables in Springs

Security personnel contracted to the City have arrested two men for cable theft and vandalism of essential infrastructure on Friday morning. The security personal were doing their routine patrols when they accosted the two men who were cutting and stealing streetlight copper cables on Tonk Meter Road in Springs. The trench dug by suspects measured […]
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Duo Arrested In Drug Operation

Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested during the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department’s (EMPD) Operation Kurhula in Buhle Park on 22 May. Officers patrolling the area stopped and searched the duo who looked suspicious in Endwell Street arrested. According to EMPD Media Liaison Officer Thabiso Makgato, upon searching officers uncovered 51x ziplocks crystal meth, 45
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Narcotics worth R100k Uncovered in Soles of Shoes

Sniffer dogs aided members of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) to arrest a female suspect who concealed narcotics inside the soles of packaged shoes in Elandsfontein on 11 May.   The arrest occurred at a well-known courier company after EMPD responded to a call about a suspicious looking package destined for the Netherlands. “On […]