GQEBERHA – Detective officers within the Nelson Mandela Bay district conducted a special suspect raiding under Operation Sikhona and successfully netted in 67 suspects during last night and early this morning.

The joint operation under the supervision of District Detective Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga comprised of detective officials from 17 stations and specialised units. The tracing of wanted/known suspects kicked off at 21:00 last night, 14 July 2022 until 05:00 this morning 15 July 2022. The main focus of the operation was to search for and arrest outstanding suspects wanted on serious and violent cases.

The arrests included suspects wanted for murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of drugs, robbery, housebreaking, possession of suspected stolen property, domestic violence, kidnapping, culpable homicide as well as petty crimes.

All the arrested suspects will appear in their respective courts soon.

Brigadier Ngubelanga commended the commitment and determination of the detective officers across the metro. ‘The success of our investigations depend largely on arrest and successful prosecutions of perpetrators. These operations will continue until our objectives of ensuring that criminals are brought before court, are achieved.’ added Brig Ngubelanga.

Source: South African Police Service

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