Police chopper on the prowl for criminals

According to SAPS spokesman, Capt Jabu Ndubane, the deployment of the aircraft was in reaction to the concerns raised by residents.

She said during the undertaking, dubbed Operation Thunderstorm, the helicopter monitored the situation from above while officials conducted patrols on the ground.

Ndubane said the operation was part of the provincial police’s surveillance, allowing air and ground units to work together, while monitoring any criminal activities in locations identified as problematic.

“The operation was successful. We managed to nab several suspects. These included two people who were arrested for possession of dagga, one for possession of dangerous weapon, one for possession of drugs, one for not complying with operational closing time at a liquor outlet and one for selling liquor to minors,” she said.

The chopper, a B3 AS350 Squirrel, was piloted by Lt Col Tsakane Mboweni. She landed at Coronation Park, and locals went closer to catch a glimpse of it.

Ndubane said such operations will continue to be conducted in the area until stability is restored.

  AUTHOR
Richard Nkosi
Reporter

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
Twenty three illegal miners arrested

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Barberton Times
Corridor Gazette
Hazyview Herald
Lowvelder
Mpumalanga News
Nelspruit Post
Steelburger News
White River Post


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Barberton Times
Corridor Gazette
Hazyview Herald
Lowvelder
Mpumalanga News
Nelspruit Post
Steelburger News
White River Post

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: