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Enforcement agencies arrested 323 suspects<p>The City's Law Enforcement Department conducted 596 operations during which officers arrested 228 suspects on various charges. LEAP officers accounted for 201 of the arrests which included 167 drug related arrests.</p><p><strong>METRO POLICE</strong></p><p>On Sunday, 11 February 2024  during a vehicle checkpoint in Lansdowne officers arrested seven suspects for driving under the influence of alcohol. An additional charge of resisting arrest was added to one of the suspects. All suspects, with ages between 28 - 41 were detained at Lansdowne South African Police Service( SAPS).</p><p>On the same day while officers were patrolling Peta Court, Manenberg they noticed a person acting suspiciously when he saw the patrol vehicles. Officers immediately acted and conducted  a search. The suspect was found  in possession of 39 units of Heroin. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested on drug related charges and detained at Steenberg SAPS.</p><p>During enforcement patrols, officers arrested 61 suspects and issued 3536 fines.<br></p><p><strong>PUBLIC EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION CENTRE </strong></p><p>Of the 2024 calls recorded 789 were of a medical nature and included 46 domestic violence and 127 physical assault incidents. The PECC also recorded 59 motor vehicle accidents.<br></p><p><strong>TRAFFIC SERVICES</strong></p><p>Offices issued 47 439 fines, impounded 156 public transport vehicles and executed 2709 warrants of arrest. Officers also arrested 30  motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol  and four for  reckless and negligent driving.<br></p><p>'The City's  enforcement patrols in the community together with the swift action by officers on information received once again showed to be effective in our fight against crime. Visible policing is often a crime deterrent and arresting suspects for serious criminal offences such as illegal possession of firearms and drugs puts a stop to the crime circle before it further destroys innocent lives . We would like to request communities to work with our officers, neighbourhood watches and other enforcement agencies  in sharing information that could lead to successful arrests,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith. </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2024-02-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda;L0|#0633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda|illegal activity10


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