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2021/08/04      |  Written By:  Colonel T Mbele   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 4 August 2021 – Crime operations at Wentworth are still on going as police persist in their efforts to curb gang and drug related crimes that plague the area. Additional deployments including a dedicated Organised Crime Investigation team have been seconded to the area following pleas from the community that drug gangs who live in the area are wreaking havoc and pose a danger to the lives of ordinary law-abiding citizens.

Detectives from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit (Narcotics) and Crime Intelligence who were following up on information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted murder suspect, conducted an operation on 2 August 2021. The 21-year-old suspect was arrested on a warrant of arrest that was issued by the court. He was handed over by his lawyer after evading police arrest since June 2021.

It is alleged that in June this year, 15-year-old Jaron Jacobs was shot in a drive-by shooting at the corner of Victor Lawlers and Tifflin Road in Wentworth. He was injured and transported to hospital for medical attention where he later died.

Cole Peter Pablo Jannerman appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court yesterday. He will now join his three co-accused Alazay Bernon (19), Preston Cody Hofenburg (35) and Tyrese Brandon Pretorius (21) who were arrested previously. The suspects were remanded into custody. The matter was adjourned to 10 August 2021 for bail application.