DURBAN – In anticipation of a bumper Festive Season, KwaZulu-Natal police held numerous operations across the province last week.
From 14 November 2022 until 20 November 2022, 1657 suspects were arrested for various crimes in the province. This included such as 29 murder and for 349 for assault. Police also arrested 286 people for drug related offences while 27 suspects were arrested for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Also included in this total are 24 who were arrested for domestic violence and 97 people who were arrested for liquor related offences.
During these operations police recovered 21kg of various drugs including cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy, heroine and dagga and other drugs. Police also seized 3221 litres of liquor during the operations while 640 traffic fines were issued. In addition, police seized 44 stolen and hijacked vehicles in various parts of the province. A total of 46 firearms and 716 rounds of ammunition were confiscated during the same reporting period.
Source: South African Police Service