Durban police bust ivory dealers with 17kg of elephant tusks

Durban police nabbed two suspected rhino horn and elephant tusk dealers in the Point area during a sting operation on Monday. The men, aged 35 and 56, were found in possession of tusks weighing 16.88kg worth around R300 000, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said on Tuesday. “Two men suspected of dealing in rhino horns… Continue reading Durban police bust ivory dealers with 17kg of elephant tusks

Alleged Durban cop killer arrested while boarding bus to Joburg

Durban – A suspect in the murder of a police constable in Durban this past week was arrested when he attempted to board a bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, police confirmed on Sunday. “The suspect was arrested [on Saturday night] in Pietermaritzburg while attempting to board a bus to Johannesburg. The suspect spotted the members… Continue reading Alleged Durban cop killer arrested while boarding bus to Joburg

Cop killed, another critically injured in Durban shooting incidents

Durban – Two policemen have come under attack in separate incidents in Durban in the last 24 hours. Earlier today a police constable was shot while pursuing suspected robbers in the Musgrave, Berea area. According to Garrith Jamieson from Rescue Care Paramedics the serious shooting incident took place off Winterton Walk. Jamieson described the policeman… Continue reading Cop killed, another critically injured in Durban shooting incidents

Durban detective found stashing heroin capsules in his car

Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal police officer was arrested on Tuesday night in Shallcross, south of Durban, after allegedly being found in possession of 3,061 capsules suspected to contain heroin. Members of the Chatsworth drug unit were patrolling in Shallcross when they noticed a man seated in a grey vehicle. They approached the driver and asked… Continue reading Durban detective found stashing heroin capsules in his car

Man arrested for shooting at cops during murder investigation

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A 33-year-old man has been arrested for shooting at police officials while they were investigating a murder in Plessislaer, KwaZulu-Natal, over the weekend. As part of the investigation, the officers were in Pata, Pietermaritzburg, searching for a suspect wanted for the murder of Menelisi Mnikathi, 42, who had been stabbed in Maqeleni, Imbali. “He sustained… Continue reading Man arrested for shooting at cops during murder investigation

5 KZN cops amongst suspects nabbed for colluding with tow truckers

Five police officials are among eight suspects who are this morning expected to appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on corruption charges. In a statement, the Hawks said the suspects, aged between 30 and 50, were arrested on Friday for allegedly colluding with private ambulance services and tow truck companies. “The eight were arrested on… Continue reading 5 KZN cops amongst suspects nabbed for colluding with tow truckers