Police have arrested four people for breaking into a house allegedly used by a kidnapping syndicate.
Police spokesperson, Brig Vish Naidoo said three men and a woman were arrested on Sunday allegedly trying to remove items from the Kliprivier house, which had been raided few days earlier by the police.
The police raided the house on Thursday after receiving information that the place was suspected to be used as a base by a kidnapping syndicate.
“A tip-off was received that the four, who included the wife of the homeowner, had broken into the property and were removing certain items,” said Naidoo. “They have been charged with defeating the ends of justice and will be appearing court soon.”
The wife of the homeowner did not disclose any information on the whereabouts of her husband.
Nine people in total have been arrested for being involved in the kidnap of an Indian businessman including these four.
Police recovered an assortment of firearms, including assault rifles, and handguns, and foreign military uniforms when they raided the house.
The businessman was kidnapped on July 2. Although, he was unharmed but lost weight.
He was freed in a follow-up operation after they raided a house in Kensington.
The four suspects arrested on Sunday would appear in court later this week on charges of defeating the ends of justice.