Festive season operatios: 1167 arrests, 62 firearms recovered, Ethekwini

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Festive season operatios: 1167 arrests, 62 firearms recovered, Ethekwini
Festive season operatios: 1167 arrests, 62 firearms recovered, Ethekwini

Ethekwini Outer South Cluster SAPS Stations have been making good arrests. There has been excellent team work between the eight stations. 1167 arrest were made during the Festive season from mid November 2018 to 1st January 2019.

Arrests were made for Murder, Attempted Murder, Rape, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Business Robbery, Assault GBH, Armed Robbery, House Robbery, House breaking, Malicious Damage to Property, Theft, Domestic Violence, Possession of Dangerous Weapons, Shoplifting, Carjacking, Theft of M/V, Malicious Damage to Property, Possession of Drugs, Dealing in liquor, Drunk and Driving, RTA’s, Dealing in liquor without a license.

It is evident and the commitment given to the daily operations have resulted in excellent arrests and successes. Amanzimtoti, Bhekithemba, Folweni, Isipingo, Kwamakhutha, Umkomaas, Umbumbulu and Umlazi police stations were committed to bring crime down in Ethekwini Outer South Cluster and ensure that their communities feel safer during the festive period and beyond.

Units within the Cluster such as Umlazi K9, VCIS, Umlazi FCS and Intelligence have contributed in helping make some excellent recoveries and arrests as well. Our Partnerships with Metro and RTI also contributed towards the successes within the Cluster. The help of the community in giving information and working with the SAPS also adds to the good picture.

62 Firearms and 470 Ammunition was recovered. 54 Dangerous Weapons removed, 48 being knives.

Ethekwini Outer South Cluster Acting Commander, Brigadier Vukani Mgobhozi said, “Within Ethekwini Outer South Cluster, there is positive teamwork between all the stations, partners and units. Everyone is focused and supporting the operational plans in place to address crime and this makes the difference in removing criminals from our streets and communities. 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 during this busy festive period. Our operations will continue during and after the holidays to ensure that our communities are kept safe. ”

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