45 liter alcohol hidden in house

2016-02-16 06:00

Mitchell’s Plain police held several operations over the past week to fight crime. Some of the successes are reported below.

. Last Wednesday at about 13:15 officers attached to the Mitchell’s Plain Flash (firearms, liquor control and second-hand goods) unit executed a search warrant at a house in Dassie Street, Eastridge after receiving information that alcohol was being sold without a valid liquor licence.

During the search the members discovered 45F alcohol hidden in the house. A 33-year-old man was arrested.

. On the same day a 19-year-old man was arrested at a house in Aintree Street, Beacon Valley for having a large quantity of tik after officers followed up on information that drugs were stored inside the house.

During the search 95 packets of tik were found.

. On Friday between 05:45 and 14:00, Mitchell’s Plain police, the tactical response team and the City’s Law Enforcement and Traffic Services held a joint operation under the auspices of Operation Fiela.

The focus of the operation was to disrupt drug dealers.

Brigadier Cass Goolam, police station commander of Mitchell’s Plain, says drug use is a major contributor to criminal activities and therefore in the police’s focus.

During the operation 93 cars were searched and 32 fines were issued to the value of R39 000.

. On Friday at 17:30 police, acting on information received, searched a house in Farrier Street, Westridge. Members confiscated 25 packets of tik, three and a half mandrax tablets and three stoppe dagga.

A 31-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs.

. On Saturday a man was arrested for possession of illegal ammunition in Westridge. At 17:03 officers of the tactical response team were busy with crime prevention duties in Haasendal Street, when they searched a man.

Officers found 17 9mm short rounds and one .38 calibre round. The 24-year-old man was arrested.

 Residents are urged to report crime to police by calling CrimeStop on 08600 10111.

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