Joint operation by Provincial Organised Crime, National Intervention Unit, Metro Crime Prevention, eThekwini Outer North Crime Intelligence, made a breakthrough when they arrested a 30-year-old man who was found in a possession of emergency service two-way radio equipment.
The suspect was caught red-handed whilst monitoring these two-way radios at an out-building in Morningside, Durban. The arrested suspect will appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court tomorrow facing the charges in items of the telecommunications act, possession of property suspected to be stolen and defeating the ends of justice. Today at 14.00, the members swooped at an out building following information about illegal monitoring of police and emergency services operations.
The members took at least one week doing monitoring and observations about these illegal criminal activities after the Police suspected that there might be someone who may be leaking information on Police operations to criminals. While inside the out building the suspect was found with different two way radios listening to activities by Metro police, SAPS and EMRS in their different channels. A total of 20 various two way radios were confiscated and will be used as exhibits.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa congratulates the members involved in an operation. “This is a testimony that police deployments and multi-disciplinary operations in the province are reaping good results. Investigations will continue as to how the two-way radios landed at the suspect’s hands,” he said