400 nabbed for crime

2015-08-18 06:00
One of the integrated Roadblocks held in the Cluster in conjunction with Metro Police officers this past weekend. 

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One of the integrated Roadblocks held in the Cluster in conjunction with Metro Police officers this past weekend. PHOTO: Lance Goliath

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The Mitchell’s Plain police have arrested 406 suspects for various crimes across the eight stations in the policing cluster in the previous week.

More than half of these suspects were arrested in cases relating to the possession of and dealing in drugs. The drugs in question include tik, heroin, mandrax and dagga.

Police also clamped down on illegal liquor outlets and arrested one suspect on related charges. A total of 36 750F of liquor were confiscated.

Integrated policing roadblocks were held throughout the Mitchell’s Plain policing cluster, resulting in 99 fines issued for a total of R122 200.

Ten suspects were arrested for crimes against women and children.

Police also confiscated five firearms and arrested seven suspects for the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The suspects have already appeared in court.

Various tracing operations resulted in the arrest of 35 suspects who had existing warrants of arrest against them.

Police also acted swiftly when cars were reported as either stolen or hi-jacked. They recovered eight cars and arrested four hijacking suspects.

Police cluster commander Major-general Abraham Goss says they will continue to clamp down on crime.

“Police will maintain their zero-tolerance approach. Strengthening the partnership between the community and the police is high on the agenda,” he says.


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