NO. 547 / 2012
29 JUNE 2012
City of Cape Town Metro Police Officers arrested 15 suspects and issued 36 traffic fines during operations and patrols in Manenberg, Hanover Park, Delft and Atlantis this week.
While executing search warrants in Gouritz Street, Manenberg on Wednesday 27 June, officers arrested four suspects for possession of illegal narcotics after they were found with 18 packets of tik.
Meanwhile, during patrols in Hanover Park, one suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The suspect tried to flee, but was apprehended by the officers and searched. They confiscated a 9mm firearm with two magazines and 25 rounds of ammunition found in his possession.
During a joint operation with the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Delft, officers arrested one suspect for possession of illegal narcotics after he was found with seven mandrax tablets. Later that afternoon officers arrested another suspect after she was found with 13½ mandrax tablets, 40 units of heroin, one R5 round of ammunition and four magazines, a police jacket and cap as well as SAPS insignia.
The Metro Police continued with high visibility patrols in Atlantis, where seven suspects were arrested for possession of illegal narcotics. Officers found and confiscated three parcels of dagga, three plastic bank bags of dagga and three dagga ‘stoppe’.
In Saxon Sea in Atlantis, officers arrested one suspect for possession of stolen goods after a SAPS uniform and insignia, a bullet-proof cover, two police badges, and three flashes were found in his vehicle. Later, at two separate vehicle control points, officers issued 36 traffic fines with a monetary value of R15 800,00.
“Our high visibility patrols are paying off and the Metro Police will maintain a high presence in residential areas as well as on the city’s main routes,” said Metro Police Deputy Chief, Yolanda Faro.
The Metro Police also commenced its winter school holiday programme to raise awareness around drug abuse at various venues across the city.
“As part of our social crime prevention initiatives, we visited various centres around Cape Town. Children between four and 16 years of age were treated to a K-9 Unit exhibition which focused on drug abuse and the negative impact it has on the community as a whole. We also conducted a ‘Good Touch/Bad Touch’” demonstration to make children aware of sexual abuse and respect for their bodies,” said Deputy Chief Faro.
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT, CITY OF CAPE TOWN
FOR OPERATIONAL ENQUIRIES:
DEPUTY CHIEF: METRO POLICE
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 427 5124 CELL: 082 046 2062
FOR ANY OTHER ENQUIRIES:
ALDERMAN J.P. SMITH
MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER: SAFETY AND SECURITY
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 1311 CELL: 083 675 3780