Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:39 - Updated Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:41
Over 1,000 detained over alleged involvement in crimes
Luanda - National Police detained 1,197 citizens - nationals and foreigners - during an operation carried out from 21 to 24 dubbed "Relampago", on suspicion of involvement in various crimes and illegal migration situation.
Send by email
To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send
To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send
1 / 1
Vehicle seized by police
Photo: Pedro Parente
Head of Information and Statistics Office of General Command of National Police, José da Piedade.
Photo: Pedro Parente
The data were released by head of Information and Statistics Office of General Command of National Police, José da Piedade.
José da Piedade, who was taking stock of the operation, told the journalists that among the detainees include 722 nationals and 475 foreigners from various nationalities with illegal immigration status.
Seventy percent of the people were caught in the act and 30 % of arrest warrants for alleged involvement in various crimes.
The suspects, include cases of voluntary homicide, armed robbery and rape.
The officer also said 153 members who were detained belonged to 39 criminal organisations.
The police also seized 114 firearms of various sizes, 488 vehicles, 617 motorcycles, 827,733 kilograms of cannabis, and 387 meters of electric cables and 193 vehicle engines.
The operation covered the provinces of Luanda, Huíla, Uíge, Cuanza Sul, Cuanza Norte, Huambo, Benguela, Bengo, Bié, Zaire and Cabinda.
- 28/01/2019 11:20:57
Panama - Pope Francis appealed on Sunday in Panama the need for strengthening and continuous moralization of society, aimed at combating various forms of violence against children, for they are innocent and defenseless.
- 26/01/2019 13:29:09
Bolongongo - The governor of Cuanza Norte province, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho, announced last Thursday that construction work is under way to improve the roads to the municipality of Bolongongo, 150 kilometers from Ndalatando.
- 23/01/2019 16:58:41
Luena - The members of the provincial government of Moxico, on Wednesday, were advised in Luena to be guided by a modern administration, based on organized, participative, shared and dynamic governance, where communication and consultation are fundamental.
- 22/01/2019 19:12:15
Quilengues - A 77-year-old man was found dead inside his home in the municipality of Quilengues in southern Huila Province, said Tuesday Inocencio Hungulo a spokesman for the Civil Protection and Fire Brigade Command in Huíla.