Cops hot on trail of dealers

2016-09-01 06:00
 Brigadier Ncata addresses Nyanga SAPS members, the CPF and Neighbourhood Watch members before conducting various operations on Saturday night.

Brigadier Ncata addresses Nyanga SAPS members, the CPF and Neighbourhood Watch members before conducting various operations on Saturday night.

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In a quest to increase visibility in one of the most dangerous townships in the country, Nyanga police station commander, Brigadier Vuyisile Ncata and the community conducted various operations on Saturday night.

With the coperation of the police, the Community Police Forum and the Neighbourhood Watch, Brigadier Ncata oversaw an operation that led to the closure of six shebeens.

The operations were conducted on foot and vehicle patrols, house visits and tavern visit to check on compliance.

Patrons were also addressed on irresponsible drinking, which, in most cases lead to women becoming victims of rape and other violent crimes, including murder.

With the assistance of the Western Cape Liquor Board officials, a total of six legal liquor outlets were inspected in Heinz Park, the Leagues, Samora Machel, Crossroads, Nyanga and Browns Farm, which led to some being closed due to overcrowding.

Law Enforcement also joined the operation. Brigadier Ncata and the CPF chairperson Buyisile Makasi thanked the team for their efforts and time to increase visibility as well as for voluntarily coming and adding value to policing in the area.

They also said that the operations will be ongoing.

.Meanwhile, arrests were made during other stop and search operations held earlier in the week in the Nyanga Cluster, resulting in 674.58 litres of alcohol being confiscated.

At the same time, 132 drug houses were searched and 274 arrests were made when 7 grams of heroin, 423 grams of “Tik”, 362 Mandrax tablets and 9138 grams of dagga were confiscated.

Eight stolen vehicles were also recovered and 107 arrests were made for crimes against women and children.

Nine tracing operations were done by the detectives and 45 wanted persons were arrested with warrants of arrests.

Six firearms and a variety of ammunition were also confiscated.

Suspects will appear in the Athlone, Bishop Lavis, Philippi and Wynberg Magistrates’ Courts as well as in Fezeka Community Court.

Anyone with info about crime acts and illegal firearms is requested to contact Crime Stop 08600 10111 or 10111.

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