KwaZulu Natal Police have arrested three men from Delft, in Cape Town who are believed to have been planning to carry out a hit in Durban.

The trio was nabbed by the police on Saturday, while hiding at a local lodge in Sydenham.

The suspects booked in at the lodge last Wednesday the 6th of December, and were scheduled to check out on Monday the 11th of December.

Authorities say the area is known for persistent drug and turf wars.

Police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda says the crew were found with firearms.

“Police reacted to information of a suspected hijacked vehicle which was spotted at the lodge and upon arrival, police found two vehicles. One of them was reported hijacked in Sydenham a fortnight ago, whilst the other was hijacked in Newlands recently. Upon further search at the premises, three men, aged 19, 23 and 56 years old were found inside one room with four firearms, nine fully loaded magazines, eight bullet resistant vests as well as an empty rifle bag.The suspects, who claimed to be from Delft in Cape Town, were arrested and investigations into their possible mission are underway. After processing, the suspects will be presented before court”.