Arrests in Kirstenhof drug bust

2015-08-25 06:02

During a joint operation between Kirstenhof police and various neighbourhood watches six arrested were made for possession of drugs.

The operation took place last week Friday and various roadblocks were set up in the different suburbs were a total of 67 vehicles were searched and 30 people searched.

Sergeant Deidre Solomon, spokesperson of Kirstenhof Police Station, says the aim of the operation was for high visibility and stop and searches of vehicles entering the area for illegal substances and firearms. “Premises relating to drugs were searched and resulted in six arrests been made for possession of drugs,” she says.

Solomon says the operation continued throughout the weekend with other law enforcement agencies and this resulted in the success of four drivers been arrested for driving under the influence. All suspects will appear at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on the related charges.

Meanwhile police also reported that two men were killed on Wednesday morning after a motorbiker and a cyclist collided on the Tokai on-ramp off the M3 in Cape Town.

Solomon says the Kirstenhof patrol vehicle along with other services arrived on the scene and found both victims laying on the embankment.

“They were attended to by the paramedics both victims had succumbed to their injuries,” she says. A case of culpable homicide is been investigated by the Kirstenhof detective branch.

The cause of the collision is not yet known.

Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 10111 or Crime Stop at 0860010111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

Lieutenant-Colonel June Cilliers thanked the residents and patrollers for their commitment to the community.

“I also have to thank the police officers at the police station for their commitment to the community. We cannot fight crime on our own as the police it is important that we build a strong partnership wit the community in order to be successful,” she says.

Cilliers added that as it is Women’s Month she commends the women of the community who stand behind their partners “in blue”.

“They show great support and must be know that their support is appreciated and I thank them for their commitment to their partners and to the police,” she says

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