Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Monday that progress is being made in combating cross-border crimes in northern KZN.
He revealed that 63 vehicles stolen by hijackers in uMkhanyakude have been successfully returned to their rightful owners.
Additionally, 48 out of the 103 suspects arrested are now facing trial, as police continue their efforts.
The police have also taken possession of over 120 vehicles.
However, a concerning trend has emerged where some individuals are hijacking their own vehicles to make insurance claims. Cele stated, “We have 61 vehicles that are currently part of ongoing court cases, and we know who they belong to.”
He added, “Furthermore, there are 26 vehicles whose owners we couldn’t locate, and another 42 vehicles were used in criminal activities. We don’t know if they were involved in bombings, robberies, or assaults.”
The situation highlights the ongoing challenges faced by law enforcement in dealing with cross-border crimes and the need for continued vigilance in addressing these issues.
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