Cops hailed as heroes for taking down syndicate posing as police

Cops hailed as heroes for taking down syndicate posing as police

- The SAPS and Ekurhuleni Metro Police arrested a syndicate in Germiston

- The bust was part of a larger operation to crackdown on crime

- South Africans applauded their efforts

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The South African Police Service and Ekurhuleni Metro Police have been hailed as heroes after taking down a crime syndicate linked to numerous robberies over the past few months. The cops arrested suspects in a raid of a house in Leonadale, Germiston earlier this week.

The robbers were using a vehicle with blue lights and police reflector vests to pass as police officers.

Operation ‘OkaeMolao’ has put 27 wanted criminals behind bars, Briefly.co.za discovered.

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The operation began in an attempt to crackdown on rampant crime in Gauteng, particularly in townships.

The Anti-crime operation started on 21 February with over 400 integrated forces, 130 police cars - focusing on arrests of wanted criminals, Liquor Act Enforcement, Counterfeit Goods and scholar transport. 25 suspects have been arrested thus far.

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South Africans applauded the police’s outstanding work and took to social media to express their appreciation and gratitude.

Social media user, Antonio Jose Martins, wrote, "Well done, good job. Looks like this is starting going in the right direction. Thank you SAPS and all force Unit Teams involved in this operation.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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