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Minister Cele warns criminals police will be deployed in their numbers during the festive season [SOUND]

# Police minister Bheki Cele says the South African Police Service and all law enforcement agencies will be out in full force to maintain law and order during the festive season. The minister today released the second quarter’s crime statistics, indicating Operation Shanela has resulted in over 226-thousand arrests, targeting organised crime. Cele also gave a firm warning to criminals and those who plan to conduct themselves outside the law, and instructed police to squeeze out criminality and all its manifestations: