Pietermaritzburg crime clamp down

DURBAN – Police officers in Pietermaritzburg intensified operations in the Central Business District to minimise violent crimes. Dangerous weapons, mainly knives that are used during stabbings and robberies were seized as police clamped down.

Police officers raided known hotspots and arrested a total of six suspects. Five were charged with possession of dangerous weapons after they were found in possession of knives. The sixth suspect was charged for possession of heroin.

Knives, scissors, cellphones screen protectors, tools, dagga and camera lenses were seized during the operations. Police have intensified their operations to deal with rampant criminality that is fuelled by the influx of vagrants.

Source: South African Police Service

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