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Police rescue kidnapped women in East Jo’burg

13 Nov, 2020 - 00:11 0 Views
Police rescue kidnapped women in East Jo’burg

B-Metro

Police say they are following leads of human trafficking and drug dealing, and think that the arrested suspect is part of a crime ring.

Ekurhuleni MMC for community safety, Pheladi Mmoko, says the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has intensified its war against gender-based violence (GBV) and kidnapping.

This comes after two women were on Tuesday rescued from a property in Bedfordview after their alleged kidnapping in Elsburg two weeks ago, Bedfordview and Edenvale News reported.

The EMPD said during the rescue of the two women, a wanted suspect in Ekurhuleni was arrested.

Police also found stolen items including a police cap, a motorcycle and IT equipment, which included a laptop belonging to the Gauteng provincial government.

“The police also seized drugs such as the notorious ‘mushroom’ and Liquid G commonly known as the date-rape drug.”

A firearm and numerous rounds of ammunition were also recovered by the police. “A sting operation was then conducted, leading to the arrest of the owner of the property and the alleged kingpin,” police said.- The Citizen.

 

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