Joint operation a success

2015-06-18 06:01

A BLITZ operation in the Port Shepstone area on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a number of perpetrators for various offences.

Members from different units in the Port Shepstone cluster took part in the operation which commenced at 6am, stretching through the morning until noon.

Brigadier Agnes Nxamagele, station commander of Port Shepstone was the overall commander­ and Lieutentant-Colonel Edward Stephen was the operational commander.

Members attached to Hibiscus Coast Protection Services, Road Traffic Inspectorate and Home Affairs also assisted the SAPS.

Twenty people were arrested for drug-related offences, seven for loitering for the purpose of prostitution, one for dealing in liquor without a licence, nine for business robbery, two for assault and seven for road-traffic offences.

Items seized include 134 straws of heroin, 109 grams of dagga, cigarettes, two cellphones, three bank cards, knives, a firearm, eight rounds of ammunition and liquor.

Two illegal immigrants will also being dealt with by Department of Home affairs as they were found without legal documentation.

- Supplied

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