In a relentless drive to combat crime, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the uThukela District Municipality carried out a highly effective High-Density Disruptive operation, resulting in the successful apprehension of several criminals in the Estcourt area.
Warrant Officer Basheer Khan, the SAPS spokesperson, confirmed that officers executed roadblocks at various locations, conducting thorough searches of both vehicles and individuals.
In addition, they conducted high-visibility blue light and foot patrols, while also conducting compliance inspections at liquor outlets.
During the operation, Warrant Officer Khan reported, “We have arrested four undocumented individuals, aged between 18 and 38. Three suspects, aged between 22 and 32, were apprehended for either dealing in narcotics or being in possession of illegal substances.”
Moreover, law enforcement officials arrested and charged five individuals involved in the unlawful sale of liquor without the necessary license. Warrant Officer Khan emphasised, “We have confiscated the liquor that was in their possession.”
The operation also yielded a significant breakthrough when a hijacked vehicle was recovered in the Ntabamhlope area. The abandoned vehicle was found alongside a deep freezer, a television set, and an amplifier.
Warrant Officer Khan disclosed that narcotics, in the form of capsules believed to be heroin, were also seized during the operation.
Reflecting on the overall success of the Disruptive Operation, Major General JB Khumalo expressed, “The uThukela District police will continue to employ strategies to tackle the root causes of crime.”
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