Foreign currency, stolen goods found in uMhlanga shack
Durban - A raid on a criminal hideout at an informal settlement in uMhlanga led to the discovery of a myriad of stolen goods on Tuesday.
Blue Security’s operations director Brian Jackson said they received information from informants about a house that was occupied by criminals conducting burglaries in the uMhlanga area.
The house turned out to be a shack in a newly discovered developing informal settlement that was well hidden near Ridgeside.
Jackson said it was a joint raid involving the Durban North SAPS, Blue Security, uMhlanga ambassador Brendan Porter and the Umhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct (UIP).
“The team discovered at least four concealed shacks that had been constructed in the Ridgeside area along the M4 near the turn off to Gateway Shopping Centre,” he said.
Jackson said the police raided some of the shacks and found a myriad of stolen goods.
“The amount of stolen goods that were recovered was unbelievable – there were printers, scanners, knives, clothing, an electric weeder, purses, handbags, at least ten to 15 pairs of shoes, a box full of foreign currency including dollars and pounds sterling. The goods were recovered and taken to the office of the UIP. No arrests have been made at this stage,” Jackson said.
He commended all those involved in the raid.