Police clamp down on crime in Newcastle #SaferFestiveSeason KWAZULU-NATAL - Due to reports of rampant criminality at Newcastle, Madadeni and Osizweni, additional resources were deployed in the area to assist police in the Amajuba District to reign in criminals .
Over the past three days, police officers from the Amajuba District
together with additional police reinforcements from the Province mounted operations in the three police precincts to deal with wanted criminals, mushrooming liquor outlets and rampant drug use that is contributing to criminality amongst the youth.
The operations, which were held as from 26 November 2020 until the early hours of this morning consisted of roadblocks, stop and searches, drug raids, raids on illegal liquor outlets as well as suspect raids that were conducted to arrest offenders wanted for various crimes.
Two hundred and eleven (211) suspects were arrested for various cases such as robbery, attempted murder, assault, rape, possession of suspected stolen property; possession of drugs as well as illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.