Gang leader arrested

2015-05-19 06:00

Operations over the last five days by the City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service and Metro Police netted 130 arrests – including a Hanover Park gang leader who has had previous brushes with the law.

The leader of the Mongrels “Ses” in Hanover Park was one of 16 arrested suspects on drug-related charges during the operations.

Officers who were on patrol in the area on Saturday 16 May received a tip-off that led to the arrest of the gang leader and another suspect after drugs with an estimated street value of R31 000 were found in their possession.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said this is an example to many gangsters who have had previous run-ins with the law.

“This is but one example of the many gangsters out there who continue to operate in spite of previous brushes with the law,” Smith said.

Officers confiscated a large quantity of dagga in various packaging, 200 tik straws and 20 packets of tik, 599 mandrax tablets and R10 551 in cash. Smith said efforts to get criminals off the streets will continue.

In Manenberg, another tip-off resulted in Metro Police arresting three suspects for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Officers also arrested 52 motorists for drunk driving at various vehicle checkpoints, including 18 suspects in Nyanga, 13 suspects in Hout Bay during a joint roadblock with SAPS and 13 suspects in Philippi East

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