‘Intensive patrols’ yield police results‘

2015-09-08 06:00

Almost 200 suspects have been arrested in the Mitchell’s Plain policing cluster over the last week.

According to Athlone police’s Sergeant Zita Norman, 55 identified drug houses were searched and 3000F alcohol confiscated from the four shebeens visited.

“Intensive patrols, stop and searching of suspicious persons and regular raiding of houses, especially the houses of those identified as targets contributing to the high crime rate for illegal guns, drugs, stolen goods, wanted suspects and shebeens, are the order of the day,” says Norman.

Three people were arrested on liquor-related charges, while six suspects will appear in court for the illegal possession of firearms after illegal firearms and ammunition were confiscated.

Norman reiterates that crime against women and children is a priority for the police, confirming that 16 suspects were arrested for crimes against women and children after 94 cases of these crimes were reported.

Police also conducted seven tracing operations, in which 19 people were arrested.

Almost 1000 spaza shops were visited, as well as seven second-hand goods shops.

Thirteen fines to the value of R 8500 were issued for traffic violations within the Mitchell’s Plain policing cluster, while two stolen cars were also recovered.

Major-General Abraham Goss, cluster commander of Mitchell’s Plain, commends the police for their dedication towards fighting crime. Goss also mentions that members under his command remain dedicated and positive and will continue building trust in the communities and working together towards a safer environment.

Norman urges members of the community to join the crime-fighting community structures in their respective areas.

Call Crime Stop on 0860 010 111.


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