Eleven arrests made during joint crime operation

A JOINT operation initiated by the UGU Cluster at Port Edward SAPS area; and well supported by members of the Department of Home Affairs, Ray Nkonyeni law enforcement, Port Shepstone SAPS K9, detectives , crime intelligence, Vispol and Kokstad Stock Theft Unit; resulted in a number of arrests.

The operation began with a roadblock on the R61 near Palm Beach. Stop and searches were carried out in the Munster, Tongasi and Braemer areas.

A total of twenty six premises, ten vehicles and eighty nine persons were searched. Eleven arrests were made of suspects wanted in cases of housebreaking, theft, robbery and possession of dagga.

One illegal immigrant was also detained and several fines were issued by municipal law enforcement members.

One dangerous weapon and a small quantity of dagga was also recovered.

The public can expect further operations to be conducted throughout the Ugu cluster in the coming months.

This is one of the many police initiatives that are in place to stabilise and reduce crime in the communities.

The Ugu Cluster Commander, Major General Sethenya Nxamagele, appealed to all members of the community to get involved and support the SAPS and all other law enforcement agencies in crime fighting endeavours.

Do not hesitate to report criminal activities to the local police station or to the Crimestop number at 08600 10111. — Supplied