Mxolisi Kuanda says efforts to clamp down on theft and get rid of illegal firearms will continue.
The same number of suspects were nabbed on illegal firearm charges.
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On gang-related violence, spokesperson Mluleki Mntungwa says they will be focusing on hot spots areas.
"We are also going to intensify these operations and sustain them throughout the year to ensure we completely wipe out crime from the province. We are urging communities to work with authorities," he said.
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