Police operations lead to 761 arrests

A total of 761 arrests have been made through excellent team work between the eight stations in the eThekwini Outer South Cluster last month. Arrests were made for murder, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, business robbery, attempted murder, assault GBH, armed robbery, house robbery, malicious damage to property, theft, shoplifting, carjacking, theft of motor vehicle, possession of drugs, drunk driving, infringements of the Road Traffic Act, and dealing in liquor without a licence.

Police said during a roadblock on the R603 in Umbumbulu on Friday, 29 June between 4pm and 6pm, three carjackers were arrested with an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. A stolen BMW was also recovered. A total of 230 people and 75 vehicles were searched during the operation.

“Within the cluster, there is positive team work between all the stations, partners and units,” said eThekwini Outer South Cluster acting commander, Brigadier Vukani Mgobhozi. “Everyone is focused and supports the operational plans in place to address crime and this makes the difference in removing criminals from our streets and communities.

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“We are committed to cover hotspots within the communities and do random operations to ensure we remove criminals and maintain law and order in our cluster. Our Fiela operations will continue during the July holidays to ensure that our visitors from other parts of the country and our community members enjoy themselves in safety.”

 

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