Gauteng Premier David Makhura has warned criminal syndicates and dodgy businesses that sell toxic food stuffs and counterfeit goods that they will be targeted.

Makhura joined members of the police in several raids targeting crime hotspots in Ekurhuleni on the East Rand. During his State of the Province Address on Monday, Makhura indicated that measures would be put in place to help deal with the high levels of crime in the province.

He says a number of wanted suspects were arrested on Friday morning alone.

“27 wanted suspects were arrested and this is a very very strong indication that the criminals must know that their days out of jail are numbered. The police are going to be everywhere in Gauteng conducting anti-crime operations. We are going to do this is everywhere in the province. Every week, I will join the police.”