KZN police clamping down on syndicates

2016-11-09 12:11
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Durban - Crime syndicates have been dealt a major blow following the arrests of several suspects in the Umkhanyakude area, KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner said on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said an intervention team began operations at 03:00 on Tuesday, when police stopped and searched a truck in the Mseleni area, Mbazwana. It was carrying counterfeit cosmetic creams. The occupants of the truck were arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit goods.

A few hours later, police stopped a light delivery vehicle on the R22, near the Mseleni bridge. It was transporting counterfeit clothing. The driver was arrested.

Later, police arrested two occupants of a vehicle found with a shotgun and homemade rifle.

“This shows that we are breaking the backs of syndicates involved in the theft of vehicles in the Umkhanyakude area, as well as other parts of the province,” Major General Bheki Langa said.

He appealed to residents not to support the syndicates.

All those arrested, aged between 30 and 40, would appear in the Mbazwana Magistrate's Court once formally charged.

In separate incidents last week, also in the Umkhanyakude area, a Toyota Hilux double cab and a Jaguar, both stolen in Durban, were recovered. The drivers were arrested.

 

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