Crack cops grab armed gang

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Dave Sa­vides

ACT­ING on a tip-off, crack po­lice units hit gold on Thurs­day evening when they ar­rested five heav­ily armed and dan­ger­ous sus­pects and re­cov­ered weapons and am­mu­ni­tion.

The haul also in­cluded two po­lice field dress uni­forms.

Mem­bers of King Cetshwayo Crime In­tel­li­gence Clus­ter of­fice, to­gether with mem­bers from the Na­tional In­ter­ven­tion Unit Rhino 8 Project, con­ducted the tac­ti­cal in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tion at KwaMsane polic­ing area, fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion of a planned busi­ness rob­bery.

The po­lice swooped in at around 11.30am, the suc­cess pre­vent­ing the crime from be­ing com­mit­ted.

The sus­pects ar­rested were named as:

• Vusi Power Mh­longo • Siyabonga Collen Msibi • Lucky Mandla Hlophe • Xolani Pre­cious Mbuyazi • Sibu­siso Bhekem­nyango Ngubane.

The weapons re­cov­er­ies com­prised a 9mm Nor­inco Star pis­tol with seven live rounds and a .38 spe­cial re­volver with se­rial num­ber filed off and six live rounds.

A case of pos­ses­sion of un­li­censed firearms and am­mu­ni­tion plus pos­ses­sion of po­lice uni­forms was opened.

The sus­pects ap­peared in the kwaMsane Mag­is­trate’s Court on Fri­day.

Po­lice uni­forms formed part of the haul

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