16 suspects arrested and eight unlicensed firearms recovered in takedown operation, foiling a planned business robbery

An intelligence-driven takedown operation by a multi-disciplinary team made up of various provincial units from Gauteng and the ORTIA SAPS plus private security, on Tuesday evening 18 August 2020 foiled a planned business robbery that was targeting a freight depot at Jet Park in Boksburg North.
The team reportedly kept observation and subsequently spotted the suspects’ vehicles wherafter a shootout ensued between the suspects and the police.
A takedown was executed and this resulted in the arrest of 16 suspects and the recovery of eight (8) illegal firearms.
Two vehicles, an Iveco panel van and a VW Caddy, both confirmed as stolen and fitted with false registration plates, were seized for further investigation.
The suspects as well as the recovered firearms will be subjected to further profiling and investigation to establish possible linkage to other business robberies and any previous crimes.