157 arrested during KZN police operation

2015-12-12 07:11
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Durban – A province-wide clampdown by KwaZulu-Natal police has – in little more than 24 hours – led to the arrest of 157 suspects.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the operation began on Thursday and ended on Friday.

"These operations were conducted under the umbrella of Operation Fiela to combat crime in the province."

A total of 157 suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of drugs, dealing in liquor, dealing in drugs, contravention of the Road Traffic Act, contravention of Second Hand Goods Act and contravention of protection orders.

"A large quantity of drugs and liquor were seized whilst police [also] recovered illegal firearms and dangerous weapons in different parts of the Province. Operations will continue across the province over the weekend," Naicker said.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended police.

"We will continue with these operations as we aim to eradicate crime and make our province a safer place for its citizens. We once again appeal to our communities to be on their best behaviour and report criminal activity to police," she said.

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