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SAPS national deployment operation clamps down on crime throughout the Umzinyathi area

SAPS have vowed to sweep the area of criminal elements ahead of next Wednesday's election.

Two arrests have been made in the Umzinyathi district and numerous illegal shebeens were closed as the SAPS’  National Intervention Operation Deployment continues to ‘clean up’ ahead of next week\’s general elections.

Several illegal immigrants were also detained. A 26-year-old was arrested in Bulwer Street for selling dagga and liquor (without a licence), SAPS spokesperson, Constable Siyabonga Nkwanyana.

A 27-year-old was arrested in the KwaNgqulu area, Nquthu, by members of the National Intervention Operation Deployment, the Glencoe K9 and Nquthu Detectives for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

SAPS reacted swiftly when information was gathered that the suspect, wanted for a charge of attempted murder, was preparing to flee to Gauteng.

Police arrested him and took possession of an unlicensed double-barrel shotgun and ammunition. 

“This operation aims to ensure that the upcoming general elections are conducted smoothly and peacefully,”  Constable  Nkwanyana said. 


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