Ethekwini operation nets more than 60 arrests for various crimes

DURBAN – A multi-disciplinary operation was conducted in the Ethekwini District policing areas last night until the early hours of this morning targeting crime hotspots in the district.

Despite the heavy rainfall, the team comprising of police officers from various stations in the Ethekwini District, Metro police and Correctional Services joined forces in the fight against crime and arrest offenders who absconded on their parole as well as wanted suspects.

A total of 61 suspects were arrested for various crimes such as murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, fraud, carjacking, robbery, arson, theft, assault, resisting arrest as well as other crimes. Stop and searches were conducted and traffic fines were issued to those who failed to adhere to the National Traffic Act. Foot patrols were also conducted.

A suspect was arrested on Dr Pixley Ka Seme Street after he was found in unlawful possession of a firearm and 18 rounds of ammunition whilst another was nabbed in possession of 10 rounds of ammunition. All the arrested suspects will appear before court on Monday, 7 March 2022.

Source: South African Police Service