Crime intelligence foils potential high profile kidnapping, PMB

South African Police Service

Crime intelligence foils potential high profile kidnapping, PMB
Crime intelligence foils potential high profile kidnapping, PMB

A 47 year old suspect is expected to appear at the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy today, 1 October 2018.

The suspect was arrested last week Friday after it transpired that he was allegedly planning to kidnap high profile business people and their children in the Pietermaritzburg area.

Several undercover operations were conducted where the suspect allegedly gave a detailed description of his first target, the safe house where the victim would be held as well as other electronic tools to be utilised during and after the alleged kidnapping.

The suspect allegedly provided detailed plans of how the kidnappings will be executed and how to use the instruments, the plans that were foiled by the Hawks and Crime Intelligence early intervention.

The suspect was arrested at his business premises last week Friday and he will be charged with conspiracy to commit a kidnapping.

Additional arrests and charges are possible in the ongoing investigation.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service