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Interpol Joins Hands with SAPS in Tracing Kidnapping Suspects

Published October 01, 2023
9 months ago

In an unnerving incident that took place in Komatipoort on a serene Sunday evening, 24 September, two women and a man were reportedly abducted. The victims were later released on Friday, deeply traumatized by the harrowing experience. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has now received international back-up from Interpol in the mission to trace the suspects behind this malevolent act.

Believed to be nationals of Mozambique, the kidnappers continue to evade capture. "A preliminary investigation by the police underlines that the victims were subjected to appalling human violations during their ordeal," a statement issued by SAPS reported. The motive for the kidnapping remains unclear, though the authorities have not ruled out potential demands for ransom.

The SAPS have noted their firm determination to work alongside global partners such as Interpol, bolstering their efforts to ensure that no lawbreaker escapes justice. As the investigation gains momentum, authorities also believe that a certain Reuben Makwakwa may provide vital insights into the case.

While the police comb through tips and leads, the full focus is now on identifying and apprehending the ties that bind together this grisly event, thus ensuring that the perpetrators of such a heinous crime face the full extent of the law.

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