Close to 1,000 arrested at Gauteng roadblocks

File: Close to 1,000 people arrested at roadblocks around Gauteng over the long weekend.

File: Close to 1,000 people arrested at roadblocks around Gauteng over the long weekend.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police have arrested close to 1,000 suspects for various crimes.

They've also recovered counterfeit goods worth R8-million.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says this is an ongoing operation to keep Johannesburg safe during the festive season. 

“Wanted suspects were also arrested," said Makhubele.

Johannesburg police arrested hundreds of people at roadblocks over the long weekend. Courtesy #DStv403