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News: Over 2100 arrested in KZN during weekly operations


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

DURBAN - During the past week starting on Monday, 05 September 2022 and ending on Sunday, 11 September 2022, over 2100 individuals were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal during police operations. Crime combatting operations carried out across all 11 districts within the province resulted in a total of 2165 people finding themselves behind bars for various offences.

These arrests include 118 suspects arrested for robberies and 84 that were arrested for burglaries. Police arrested 407 people who were found in possession of drugs, 34 who were found in possession of firearms and 52 who were found in possession of stolen property. During the same period 579 suspects were arrested for assaults, 56 for murder and 61 for rape. Police also detained 175 for shoplifting, 117 for theft and 76 for malicious damage to property. A total of ten suspects were arrested for theft of motor vehicle and nine for carjacking.

Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Major General Phumelele Makoba welcomed the arrests and commended police officers for their relentless efforts in ensuring that the perpetrators of crime are brought to book. We appeal to anyone with information with regards to criminal activities to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or report criminality anonymously via the MySAPS App.


Brigadier Jay Naicker
082 556 7865


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