KwaZulu-Natal police are fulfilling their core mandate of serving and protecting the communities without fear or favour. Police officers will not tolerate criminality and will ensure that criminals are put behind the bars even though our prisons are full.
Police officers in the province will continue to fight crime to the bitter end and this is confirmed by the positive outcome achieved in the last week during intelligence driven operations around the province.
During weekly operations which were carried out from 17 January to 24 January 2022, police officers arrested 2064 suspects for crimes ranging from murders, attempted murders, robberies, fraud, possession of suspected stolen property, theft of motor vehicle, drugs, rape, assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, possession of suspect stolen property and other crimes.
A total of 43 suspects were arrested for murder, 24 for attempted murder, 20 for robberies, 53 sexual assault and rape, 423 assault with the intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, 95 for theft and burglary, 223 for fraud and shoplifting and 467 for drug related crimes.
Police also seized 52 vehicles, some were stolen or robbed from the owners and some were involved in the commission of crime.
The police also recovered 107 illegal firearms and 503 various rounds of ammunition.
Large quantities of liquor and non-ferrous metal was also confiscated during the operations. The suspects appeared in the various courts within the province where some were remanded in custody whilst other were released on bail.