Imbali crime suspects traced

2015-10-07 11:50


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Pietermaritzburg - Midlands Crime Intelligence members made two breakthroughs in murder and drug related cases on Monday, arresting three men for the separate crimes.

The officers traced and apprehended two men for murder, also recovering a licensed firearm believed to be the same one used in the crime. The arrested suspects, aged 25 and 34, are due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for the murder of Xolani Ngubane.

On October 2, Ngubane (20) was approached by the two men who allegedly shot at him several times, killing him instantly.

The men fled the scene in a white Mazda 323 after the incident.

In a separate incident shortly after that arrest, the officers then followed on information regarding an alleged drug dealer in Imbali Unit 14.

The man (36) was arrested and found in possession of 29 straws of heroin and 25 parcels of dagga.

He was charged for possession of drugs.

The arrests come as part of Operation Fiyela, which saw police officers conduct various raids across the province on Monday.

Provincial police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said the aim of Monday’s operation was to target drug dealers and trace wanted suspects for various crimes.

Across the province, officers arrested nine suspects for various crimes such as possession of drugs, business robbery, theft of motor vehicles and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. During the operation, the officers recovered dagga, heroin, firearms and ammunition.

“The recovered firearms will be sent for ballistic tests to establish if they were used in any other crimes in the country,” Zwane said.

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