28 arrested in overnight Benoni raids

Police arrested 28 suspected illegal immigrants and shut down a tavern in Cloverdene, Benoni.

FILE: Police arrested 28 suspected illegal immigrants and shut down a tavern in Cloverdene, Benoni. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested 28 suspected illegal immigrants and one tavern has been shut down during overnight raids near Cloverdene in Benoni.

The raids were conducted by police and Ekurhuleni Metro Police.

The police's Tsekiso Mofokeng says they also seized several items from the alleged illegal immigrants.

The arrests were made during stop and searches and raids on certain buildings.

Mofokeng said the raids form part of a cluster operation project.