While investigations into the alleged robbery and rapes are underway to find the suspects, police operations to crack down on illegal activities and arrest undocumented persons and wanted criminals in the West Village area continue.
The operations consist of multi-disciplinary teams from crime intelligence, the special task force, the national intervention unit, the tactical response team, K9 units, flying squad, highway patrol, police airwing, department of home affairs and private security stakeholders.
The deployment of drone technology to assist officers on the ground to track suspects in the mining area has resulted in the arrest of at least 84 people. Two suspects died during a shoot-out with police while a wounded suspect is recovering in hospital.
All the suspects are expected to appear at the Krugersdorp magistrate’s court on Monday. They face charges of contravention of the Immigration Act and possession of suspected stolen goods.