On 8 March 2017, Umlazi SAPS detectives arrested 50 suspects in various cases of malicious damage to property, housebreaking, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, crimen injuria, contravention of protection order, reckless and negligence driving, fraud, murder, intimidation, theft and theft out of motor vehicle. The operations were conducted in different areas of Umlazi by detectives to make sure that people of Umlazi are safe at all times. The suspects appeared in the Umlazi Magistrates' Court.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the members who were involved in arresting the suspects. "Police will not tolerate those involved in any crime and those involved will be dealt with harshly. Such operations will continue at Umlazi and the surroundings in an effort to arrest those wanted suspects for various crimes," he said.