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Firearm hidey holes no match for City’s enforcement staff<span><p>Law Enforcement officers made 174 arrests, of which all but two were made by Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers.</p><p>These include arrests for the possession of drugs, ammunition and dangerous weapons.</p><p>Some of their successes include the arrest of two men in Tafelsig for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition; one man arrested in Hanover Park who had a firearm hidden under the carpet of his car; a man arrested in Delft who had two firearms hidden underneath his mattress; and the arrest of a driver in Khayelitsha who had avoided a vehicle checkpoint and was stopped. A 9mm pistol was found under his seat.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/ammunition%20hidden%20in%20a%20hole%20behind%20the%20bath.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>'Our officers continue to do us proud. Gun violence threatens us all and many of our communities live in fear. While the arrests and confiscations may seem never-ending, we must remember that for each firearm confiscated, at least one life is saved, not counting any number of innocent residents who could have been injured.</p><p> </p><p>'The rampant shooting won't be halted overnight until we see serious reform in the criminal justice system, but until then our enforcement staff will continue to remove illegal firearms from the streets. We will continue to take action against those who threaten our communities as everyone deserves to live, work and play in a safe environment,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p> </p><p>In separate incidents, Metro Police officers recovered two firearms in Hanover Park and Manenberg. A 29-year-old was arrested in the Hanover Park incident, and a 23-year-old in Manenberg, taking the department's tally of arrests for the week to 48.</p><p> </p><p>On Friday, 31 May, officers arrested a 45-year-old female in Hanover Park, after a tip off led them to recover 29 rounds of ammunition hidden in a hole behind the bath.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/LEAP%20success%202.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>TRAFFIC SERVICE</strong></p><p>A total of 24 480 speeding offences were recorded, 19 833 fines were issued for various traffic violations, 152 public transport vehicles were impounded and 1 037 warrants of arrest were executed</p><p>Of the 57 arrests, 48 were for driving under the influence of alcohol, three for reckless and negligent driving and six for various other offences including having false documentation and assaulting an officer.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/LEAP%20success1.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1898px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p><strong>PUBLIC EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION CENTRE </strong></p><p>The PECC recorded 1 564 calls this weekend of which nearly half (699) were medical complaints. The centre also recorded 97 assault cases, 37 incidents of domestic violence and 190 noise nuisance complaints.</p><p>Residents are reminded to report any criminal activity or emergency by contacting the PECC on 021 480 7700 from a cellphone or 107 from a landline. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-06-02T22:00:00ZGP0|#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 activity;GP0|#451a6e42-0a8c-4409-88a8-da1f16d8f0bb;L0|#0451a6e42-0a8c-4409-88a8-da1f16d8f0bb|emergency centre10

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