SAPS operations under way for festive season

2015-12-02 06:00

VARIOUS operations undertaken by SAPS in KZN have yielded positive results, as a total of 422 suspects were charged and arrested between the period of 16 to 23 November. The suspects were charged with various offences ranging from possession of drugs, traffic offences, theft of motor vehicles, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, shoplifting, possession of unlicensed firearms, public drunkenness, theft, housebreaking, gambling, prostitution, dealing in liquor and murder.

During these operations a number of drugs were seized including dagga, cocaine, whoonga and heroin. Stolen motor vehicles were also recovered as well as household items stolen during house breaking and armed robberies in eThekwini Central, Ugu, uMgungundlovu, uMkhanyakude, uMzinyathi, uThungulu, uThukela, uMkhanyakude, aMajuba and Zululand.

“We reiterate that our mission to protect KZN citizens from crime. We warn the criminals that the police will overcome any resistance to effect arrests and will not hesitate to defend themselves when attacked in the execution of their duties,” said Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni.

“Every day our police officers face the possibility of being killed when they put on their uniform and go out to serve their community.
“Such attacks on police officers will not deter us from carrying out our mandate. We congratulate the team for the recovery of the unlicensed firearms, drugs and stolen property.”
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