“The Gauteng Rapid Response Unit recovered over R330 000 worth of stolen property and drugs and made 10 arrests in the past few weeks as a result of Crime Line tip-offs,” said director Yusuf Abramjee.
He said that all those arrested were linked to organised crime.
In November, Brixton Police received a tip-off about suspected drug dealing.
They subsequently found cocaine worth R100 000, cameras, plasma televisions and other electronic goods.
In another case, Katlehong police received a tip-off about stolen goods being harboured in a nearby house. There, R500,00 of designer label clothing, shoes and watches were recovered.
Two suspects were arrested on the scene and taken into police custody.
National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele was encouraged by the growing partnership between the public, police and media.
“The latest Crime Line breakthroughs are yet another example of how we can all work together,” Cele said.
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