200 arrested

2016-06-14 06:00

The Mitchell’s Plain police cluster arrested more than 200 people between Monday 6 June and Saturday 11 June.

A total of 117 houses were searched for drugs during various operations in the cluster.

Operations resulted in the arrest of 257 suspects for crimes ranging from attempted murder, possession of firearms and drugs.

A number of drugs were confiscated, including 69.2g of heroine, 398.64g of tik and 410 mandrax tablets. More than 1kg of dagga was also confiscated.

There was also 15 tracing operations which resulted in arrests of 57 wanted suspects.

Police also inspected 16 second-hand goods premises and 15 shebeen operations were held, resulting in one arrest and a total 217 740F of liquor being confiscated.

Police in the cluster also recorded 43 cases of crimes against women and children which resulted in 20 arrests.

This was coupled with three arrests for possession of firearms and three firearms were confiscated.

Cluster commander Major-General Gregory Goss shared his appreciation towards all involved in the arrests.

Police say they are working around the clock to prevent and combat crime.

Building stronger relationships and partnering with the community in Mitchell’s Plain Cluster forms part of the police plan of partnership policing.

Residents are encouraged to join the fight against crime by joining community safety structures.

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