The South African Policing Union (SAPU) has called on the SAPS management to re-establish all specialised units which were closed in 2008.
A suspect has been arrested for the murder of 29-year old Zinhle Muthwa in Mbumbulu, south of Durban.
More than 14 000 rounds of ammunition and just under 1 500 illegal and unwanted firearms have been handed in at various police stations across the country.
The South African Police Service is urging passengers who are travelling to and from airports around the country to be extra vigilant during this festive season as criminals will be on the prowl.
Police say the discovery of a drug manufacturing lab on a farm in Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State could be linked to a syndicate operating in various parts of the country.