Continuous operations by the police in KwaZulu-Natal have resulted in the arrests of a total of 2 573 suspects for various crimes around the province in a two-week period, starting from 26 January to 6 February 2023.
A total of 81 firearms, including four rifles and 818 assortment of ammunitions were also removed from society, with 24 suspects put behind bars for being in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
A total of 36 suspects were nabbed for murder, whilst 41 people were apprehended in connection with cases of attempted murder.
On crimes against women and children, a total of 65 suspects were arrested for rape, six were busted for attempted rape, and 22 more people were nabbed for other sexual offences including sexual assault.
Police also managed to prevent violent crimes such as stabbing when 140 suspects were arrested for being in possession of knives.
A total of 72 people were cornered and busted for their suspected involvement in a string of burglaries at residential premises.
The operation also led to the arrest of 395 suspects for drug-related crimes and another eight suspects were nabbed for stock theft; six cattle, two goats and a horse were recovered in the process.
The police in the province appreciate the cooperation of law-abiding residents in the fight against crime and community members are encouraged to continue providing the police with useful information that helps in the apprehension of suspects who terrorise our communities.
Information and tip-offs can be provided through the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111 as well as via the MySAPS App.
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