Durban - South African Police Service officers from the Ilembe policing cluster, the Ndwedwe SAPS, and the Umhlali K9 unit have arrested two suspects in connection with a recent kidnapping case, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.
It was alleged that on August 22, a 22-year-old man was walking with friends at Edamini when unknown men emerged and forced him into their vehicle before speeding off, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said.
A case of kidnapping was opened at Ndwedwe police station for investigation. Investigations led police to Mahlabathini Reserve in Ndwedwe, where the victim was found with serious injuries.
A 20-year-old suspect was arrested. The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention and the suspect was detained for kidnapping.
Police proceeded to a service station in Umhlanga in a hunt for the second kidnapping suspect, which resulted in the arrest of a 27-year-old man. Police seized Mandrax tablets, rock cocaine, heroin capsules, dagga, and an undisclosed amount of local currency and international currency found in his possession.