Blitz on street Crime in capital

2014-11-25 00:00

A CRIME prevention operation in the Pietermaritzburg CBD on Friday night targeted drugs dealers, shebeens and prostitution.

Police from the Pietermaritzburg CBD Robbery Project Team, received information about the dealing of illegal drugs and swooped on the corner of West and Greyling streets where a 22-year-old man was arrested. They seized 10 bags of cocaine weighing about 10 grams each and also seized R4 900 from the suspect. In another operation, 15 suspects were arrested for crimes related to prostitution. Police say prostitution has contributed to the significant increase of contact crimes like rapes and robberies.

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