2018-10-30 06:01

V Ocean View: Sindiswa Dubeni (44) from Ocean View is out on bail after she appeared in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to dealing in mandrax and dealing in dagga on Tuesday 16 October. Dion Gopie (36), also from Ocean View and her co-accused, appeared on the same charges. “They were arrested on Sunday 14 October when the Ocean View crime prevention unit conducted crime operations in Ocean View and Masiphumelele. The police responded to a tip off on Sunday which led them to an address in Masiphumelele where they found Gopie and recovered 371 mandrax tablets in his possession. The tablets have an estimated street value of R18 550. Later the same day, police went to the Wetlands and recovered 27 parcels of dagga and 13 bankies containing dagga. Dubeni was arrested for dealing in dagga,” Sergeant Leon Fortuin, spokesperson for the Ocean View police said. He added that drugs contribute to the amount of violence in the area. “We have taken more drugs off the streets and we hope that this will serve as a deterrent to the criminals that crime does not pay. The community should not be afraid to come forward with any information they have with regards to illegal activities,” Fortuin said.

V Simon’s Town: A 34-year-old man was arrested for possession of six abalone on Monday 8 October at approximately 11:50 for poaching at Simon’s Town Harbour. He was charged before for the same offence in 2011, 2017 and in May 2018.

V Ocean View: Faniswa Ngwene (24) from Masiphumelele appeared in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s court on Friday 5 October on a charge related to dealing in dagga. Wynberg cluster police and Ocean View police conducted crime operations when they were patrolling the wetlands in Masiphumelele searching for a wanted suspect, which led them to a specific address. Upon entering the premises the police found Ngwene busy sorting two 20F oil containers filled with dagga. This amount of dagga is much more than the amount allowed for personal consumption under the new law, police say. They arrested her and the dagga found weighed 4.8kg and has an estimated street value of R4800. Sergeant Leon Fortuin, spokesperson for the Ocean View police, says there is still a lot of confusion regarding the new laws pertaining to dagga but people should not abuse the law by having such large amounts of dagga in their possession. The community should not be afraid to come forward with any information they have with regard to any illegal activities. Contact the Ocean View police on 021 783 8300 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

V Muizenberg: Numerous operations held in the Muizenberg police precinct have yielded several successes. On Thursday 27 September at 01:30, members of Law Enforcement were busy with foot patrols in Kalk Bay and observed what was possibly a drug transaction. They approached a well-known car guard and after searching the suspect, found him to be in possession of eight packets of cocaine and a large amount of cash. A 43-year-old Congolese national was arrested and detained at Muizenberg Police Station on charges of dealing in narcotics. He was due to appear in court. Later that same day a cordon-and-search operation was launched in Hillview and surrounding areas, which is part of the ongoing strategy to combat gangsterism in the area. During the operation, two arrests were effected for the possession of ammunition after a house was searched in Potberg Road. The seizure yielded two 9mm rounds, a .38 Special round as well as two 6.35mm rounds of live ammunition. A .38 Special Rossi revolver was also found abandoned. A 40-year-old male and 41-year-old female, both residents of Hillview, were subsequently arrested and detained at Muizenberg Police Station on charges of illegal possession of ammunition. Both suspects appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court. Lieutenant-Colonel Mzwandile Gqabi, acting station Ccommander of Muizenberg police, has urged the public to be supportive of their local police and provide information which could assist in their fight against crime.

V Muizenberg: On Friday 7 September at approximately 09:24, a fully developed female foetus was discovered by a City employee in a black reusable retail shopping bag on the field next to the Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond Avenue. A Concealment of Birth docket has been registered with Muizenberg police and is currently under investigation. A postmortem determined the foetus to be approximately 34 weeks in development. The cause of death is currently unknown and the histology report, which will give further clarity on this is being awaited. The investigating officer Detective Sergeant Milicent Teichardt, is appealing to members of the public who might have knowledge of this incident to please come forward with such information. Sergeant Teichardt can be contacted on 021 787 9013 or 082 411 2448 or you may contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.


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