NO. 28/ 2010
18 JANUARY 2010
Metro Police officers apprehended 20 suspects at a roadblock yesterday afternoon (Sunday 17 January) in Lwandle, Strand. One motorist was arrested for reckless and negligent driving, while the other 19 were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
In an operation conducted last week, three search warrants were executed in Woodstock. The Metro Police Substance Abuse Unit, together with the South African Police Services, arrested three suspects on drug-related offences and another for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition. Various items were confiscated, including:
• 20 Dagga ‘stoppe’
• 1 Dagga parcel
• 5 Ecstasy tablets
• A Taurus PT 92 pistol and 56 rounds of ammunition
The street value of the drugs, firearm and ammunition is estimated at R5 262.00.
On Saturday 16 January, two hawkers were fined for illegal hawking and causing a danger to themselves and other road users at the intersection of the N2 and Victoria Road in Somerset West. The following day, another two illegal hawkers were fined for the same offences at the Lord Charles intersection.
During the operation the following items were confiscated:
• 37 pairs of reading glasses
• 26 pairs of sun-glasses
• 25 packets of black plastic bags
• 16 cell phone chargers
• 5 puzzle sets
• 1 sports bag
Further, City Traffic Services and the Metro Police joined forces with the South African Police Services in two integrated operations at Vrygrond Avenue and Prince George Drive. The operations focused on crime prevention, traffic policing and the execution of traffic warrants - 101 traffic fines were issued.
Deputy Chief for Metro Police, Yolanda Faro, said: “The success of the operation can be attributed to the integrated approach of the law enforcement agencies. We will continue to plan and deploy together in order to stabilise the area”.
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