More than 30 suspects netted in Easter operations

During the Easter weekend, police officers within the eThekwini Outer South Cluster in Umlazi together with the Metro Police and Road Traffic Inspectorate conducted various multi-disciplinary operations, which yielded positive results.

These operations aimed at preventing criminal activities, searching for wanted suspects and maintaining high police visibility at the Glebelands Hostel and areas within the cluster. Police were out in full force conducting stop and search operations, searching for illegal firearms and other suspected stolen property.

Hostel residents were safe during the Easter weekend and no serious incidents were reported, according to police reports. A total of 32 suspects were arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of dagga, possession of drugs, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of dangerous weapons and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Roadblocks were also held during the operations and a number of suspects were charged for traffic-related offences. Similar operations will continue to ensure that the Umlazi communities are safe.

KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa commended police for ensuring that the Easter weekend was safe for residents and visitors. “Such operations will continue so that we can eradicate the presence of illegal firearms in the hostel that contribute to fatalities. All firearms that are seized will be subjected to ballistic tests to establish whether they were used in the commission of pending cases at the hostel or any other crimes,” he said.

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Nadia Khan

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