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Kidnapping suspects nabbed
2019/08/25

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – Police officers from the Ilembe Cluster; Ndwedwe SAPS and Umhlali K9 Unit, arrested two suspects for kidnapping.

It is alleged that on 22 August 2019, a 22-year-old man was walking with friends at Edamini when unknown men emerged and forced him into their vehicle before speeding off. A case of kidnapping was opened at Ndwedwe police station for investigation.

Investigations led police to Mahlabathini Reserve in Ndwedwe where the victim was found with serious injuries. A 20-year-old suspect was arrested. The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention and the suspect was detained for kidnapping.

Police proceeded to a service station in Umhlanga in search for the second kidnapping suspect which resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old. Police seized mandrax tablets; rock cocaine; heroin capsules; dagga as well as an undisclosed amount of local currency and international currency, found in his possession.

The suspect is being detained and he will be charged for possession of drugs and kidnapping. Both suspects will appear in the Ndwedwe Magistrate’s Court soon.

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