16 people arrested in 48 hours for serious crimes in Nelson Mandela Bay

2019-07-28 15:37
 (Jackie Clausen, Gallo Images, Sunday Times, file)

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The Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) arrested at least 16 people who are suspected of serious and violent crimes within 48 hours in the Nelson Mandela Bay area, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

The unit, together with metro police, focused on Motherwell, Uitenhage, Humandorp and Mount Road at the weekend.

Arrests were made for murder, attempted murder, rape, house robbery, housebreaking, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, assault on police and damage to property, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said.

She said people were also arrested on drug-related charges.

A 9mm pistol, ammunition and a gas gun were seized.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, AGU members received information about a firearm at a house in Zwide.

"On arrival at the house, members spotted a group of males sitting around a fire. As they approached, one male got up and ran," said Naidu.

"Police ran after him and when they were at the back of a house, the suspect, 32 years old, pointed a firearm at the police officer. The officer fired one shot injuring him in his abdomen."

The man was arrested.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga warned that there was no place for criminal activity.

"We are squeezing their spaces and the results are evident that we are serious in cleaning up these areas. We are and will continue to break the backbone of the gang environment until all people in these areas are and feel safe."

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