City of Cape Town Metro Police officers made a number of arrests and drug busts this past weekend to keep the city’s streets safer.
On Friday, 30 August 2013, during patrols in Atlantis and Claremont, two suspects were arrested for the possession of dagga and half a tablet of mandrax, and riotous behaviour, respectively.
Last week, Metro Police Officers
arrested 10 suspects for drug-related offences during patrols in Manenberg, Mitchells Plain, Belhar, Ravensmead and Philippi East. Officers confiscated 14 half-tablets of mandrax; 38 packets of tik; 108 dagga ‘stoppe’ and one parcel of dagga.
On Saturday, 31 August 2013, two off-duty Metro Police officers attended to an accident on Baden Powell Drive . They noticed that one of the drivers appeared to be intoxicated, tested him, and found him to be over the limit. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as reckless and negligent driving.
Earlier that day, four motorists were arrested for the same offence at a roadblock in Khayelitsha, while three drunk drivers were arrested in Belhar.
In other parts of the city, officers arrested eight suspects for the possession of illegal narcotics, after they were found with dagga and tik, and another seven were arrested for various offences. Six motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
During an operation by the Metro Police K-9 Unit
in Manenberg, officers arrested one suspect on an outstanding warrant of arrest for possession of illegal narcotics.
Meanwhile, in Langa, a shebeen owner was arrested for operating illegally and trading without a liquor licence. In Kensington, one suspect was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon.