Police officers within the Amajuba Cluster are hot on the trail of lawbreakers, ensuring justice prevails during a recent operation.
The first suspect arrested in the operation was a 51-year-old man, who was taken into custody by the Newcastle Police.
Newcastle SAPS spokesperson, Captain Jabulani Ncube explains the man is in custody, for three cases of housebreaking and theft. All of which took place between the months of January and July 2018. He targeted premises in the CBD, allegedly stealing copper pipes, garden tools and other forms of property.
Normandien Policing Precinct arrested one 65-year-old man for driving under the influence of liquor and bribery. Captain Ncube explains the suspect attempted to bribe police officers with cash, in exchange for his release.
Both he and the 51-year-old suspect will now appear in Newcastle Magistrate’s Court.
Ingogo Policing Precinct also issued a warrant of arrest for a 27-year-old man. This follows accused failing to appear in court in February this year.
The accused was arrested during the month of June 2018, for driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance, as well as for reckless and negligent driving.
He apparently lost control of his vehicle on the N11, resulting in the vehicle’s passengers sustaining serious injuries.
In a separate incident, also during the respective operation, three suspects were arrested in Madadeni and oSizweni. The men are in police custody for being in possession of drugs to the estimated street value of R20 000, pointing of a firearm and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
All three suspects will appear in court.
Well done to the police officers involved in the arrests.