Communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South Cluster, Priya Nunkumar, said the team also successfully nabbed two murder suspects and two suspects linked to robbery.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios, said four suspects are still at large. Mathios advised home owners to be vigilant and to guard against this new modus operandi to avoid falling prey to criminal gangs.
Investigations are ongoing.
The father of three was arrested on December 23, 2010 and was charged and appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court where bail was denied.
The dealers, aged between 40 and 45, were arrested after they were also found in possession of an undisclosed amount of packed cocaine bags and cocaine ‘bulking’ agents.
The four suspects, aged between 21 and 23, were arrested following an intelligence-driven operation.
According to a police report, the complainant was in his home at the time of the incident, when the suspect walked pass his premises and began firing shots in his direction.
KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa commended the police officers involved for their dedication and commitment in eradicating illegal firearms in the province.
In the first incident, police arrested a 22-year-old suspect for alleged kidnapping and attempted murder, recently. Reports indicated that the suspect’s arrest emanated from an incident in which a 10-year-old boy was found inside a disused drain.
Police are aware of the misuse of radios to intercept the police frequency. With a zero-tolerance approach, suspects contravening this act will be charged in accordance with the law.
KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa commended the police officers for conducting the operation and recovering the firearm.