eThekwini Outer South cluster stations clampdown on crime

eThekwini Outer South cluster stations have been making good arrests, recently. There has been excellent team work between the eight stations after they secured 761 arrests in the month June.

Arrests were made for murder, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, business robbery, attempted murder, assault GBH, armed robbery, house robbery, malicious damage to property, theft, shoplifting, carjacking, theft of motor vehicle, malicious damage to property, possession of drugs, dealing in liquor, drunken driving, RTA’s and dealing in liquor without a license.

It is evident that the commitment given to the daily operations have resulted in excellent arrests and successes.

Amanzimtoti, Bhekithemba, Folweni, Ispingo, Kwamakhuta, Umkomaas, Umbumbulu and Umlazi police stations were committed to bring crime down in eThekwini Outer South Cluster and ensure that their communities feel safer.

Units within the cluster such as Umlazi K9, VCIS, Umlazi FCS and Intelligence have contributed to helping make some excellent recoveries and arrests as well.

Their partnerships with Metro and RTI also contributed towards the successes within the cluster.

Communications officer of Umlazi SAPS, Cpt Carmen Rhynes said the EOS cluster made 65 arrests for the busy month end weekend.

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During a roadblock operation in Umbumbulu on the R603, Makholweni area, three carjackers were arrested with an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, as well as a black BMW was recovered from the carjacking.

Two hundred and thirty people and 75 vehicles were searched during the two hour operation which yielded excellent results and more arrests.

eThekwini Outer South cluster acting commander, Brig Vukani Mgobhozi said, “Within eThekwini Outer South Cluster, there is positive team work 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. Our Fiela operations will continue during these July holidays to ensure that our visitors from other parts of the country and our community members enjoy themselves in safety.”

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Nikita Chiniah
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