Police in the EThekwini Outer South Cluster embarked on various intelligence driven operations within the Cluster over the past 24-hours.
From Thursday, 28 April to the 29th, multi-disciplinary operations by the Public Order Policing (POP), Tactical Response Team (TRT), Umlazi detectives, Bhekithemba Vispol and other units were launched in areas within the Cluster including Amanzimtoti, Umkomaas, Umlazi and Umgababa.
During their operations, a total of eight suspects were arrested for various crimes such as possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition, drugs, possession of property suspected to be stolen and business robbery.
Police recovered two unlicensed firearms, dagga (cannabis), rock cocaine, stolen vehicles, heroin, cellphones and other electronic devices. The arrested men are due to appear in court soon.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded the initiatives of the EThekwini Outer South Cluster.
“We will be seeing more operations such as this in various parts of the province as we further clamp down on wanted criminals. Criminals should know that they cannot relax as they might be arrested at any time. I want to take this opportunity to once again urge community members to stand up and assist the police by informing us of the whereabouts of wanted criminals, even if they are members of your family or your friends,” she said.
Source: South African Police
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