Operation nets 81 suspects, Umgungundlovu

South African Police Service

Operation nets 81 suspects, Umgungundlovu
Operation nets 81 suspects, Umgungundlovu. Photo: SAPS

Police operations which comprised of police officers from various police stations across the KZN province as well as various units in the SAPS moved into Umgungundlovu District.

The Plessislaer policing area which is in Umgungundlovu is experiencing high levels of contact crimes which has also claimed many lives.

Police deployments put in place last year, has resulted in many arrests and recoveries. High calibre firearms have been seized from the hands of suspects. During the operations, police found themselves caught in gunfire with suspects who did not want to surrender themselves.

We will not allow criminals to terrorise our community and roam free on our streets.

On 19 February 2022, from 16:00 until midnight, an operation was put in place at the various areas in the same district. A total of 81 arrests were made by police.

Those arrested were charged for different cases such as unlawful possession of firearms, robbery, rape, attempted murder, stock theft, theft, possession of drugs, possession of dangerous weapons, dealing in liquor, malicious damage to property and other cases.

Stop and searches were conducted and traffic fines were issued to drivers who were not complying with the National Traffic Act. Undocumented people were also arrested during the operations. All the arrested suspects will appear at the various magistrates’ court in the Umgungundlovu District.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service