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7 arrested in PE's Operation Lockdown

The operations took place in the Nelson Mandela Bay’s gang-stricken Northern Areas yesterday.

Picture: Saps.

CAPE TOWN - Seven people, including a murder suspect, have been arrested as part of the police's Operation Lockdown in Port Elizabeth.

The operations, aimed at curbing gangsterism, took place in the Nelson Mandela Bay's gang-stricken Northern Areas yesterday.

One of the people in custody is a 38-year-old man who was wanted in connection with a 2015 murder in Gelvandale.

The police's Sandra Janse van Rensburg says four other suspects were arrested for drug possession.

"One suspect was arrested for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. The firearm was reported stolen during July 2015. They also arrested one suspect for being in possession of stolen vehicle and the vehicle was stolen earlier this month in Bredasdorp."

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