One week, 300 arrests for drugs

2017-02-21 06:00

Patrols, searching suspicious people and the regular raiding of houses, drugs, stolen goods, wanted suspects and illegal shebeens, are of high priority to the Mitchell’s Plain cluster police, according to a police statement.

During last week from Monday to Friday, 285 people were arrested for drug-related crimes.

Ninety-nine drug houses were searched.

Raids were also conducted at 13 illegal shebeens. These raids led to the confiscation of a substantial amount of alcohol. One person was also arrested on liquor-related charges.

Thirteen people will appear in court for the illegal possession of firearms as 25 illegal firearms and ammunition were confiscated during last week.

Crimes against women and children are also a police priority and are addressed with dedication by police officers, according to the statement. Fifteen people were arrested for crimes against women and children while 92 cases related to these crimes were reported.

Police also arrested 52 wanted suspects during 11 tracing operations.

Seven second-hand goods stores were visited, as well as 588 spaza shops.

Six fines to the value of R6500 were issued for traffic violations in the Mitchell’s Plain policing cluster.

Four stolen cars were recovered.

Five wanted people were found during fingerprint scanning of 235 people who were tested by means of Morpho­touch.

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