Three suspects were arrested by JMPD Region B Operations officers for kidnapping and possession of dangerous weapons at Jan Smuts Ave & The Valley in Westcliff.
Whilst conducting a routine roadside check, officers stopped a white minibus taxi. While inspecting the vehicle, a male passenger started screaming for help, officers responded and the passenger notified the officers that he was being kidnapped.
One suspect fled the scene leaving behind a firearm which was found to be a replica firearm. The 3 other males in the vehicle were apprehended and 2 dangerous weapons (knives) were recovered.
The suspects were immediately placed under arrest and detained at Parkview SAPS.