Pamphlet drive yields arrests

2016-07-12 06:05
 Muizenberg police on a pamphlet drive in Vrygrond arrested two people with contraband cigarettes.

Muizenberg police on a pamphlet drive in Vrygrond arrested two people with contraband cigarettes.

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Muizenberg police took to the streets in Vrygrond Avenue and Military Road on Friday 8 July as part of their ongoing endeavours to increase police visibility and create awareness around safety, domestic violence, substance abuse and other social issues. Their pamphlet drive led to various arrests.

“At about 10:00 a vehicle check point (VCP) was held in Vrygrond Avenue, where approximately 32 vehicles were stopped and searched. Three fines to the value of R2500 were issued for various traffic offences,” says Muizenberg police spokesperson Captain Stephen Knapp.

During the VCP, the members, under the command of Knapp, were then rewarded when they discovered an amount of contraband cigarettes, with an estimated value of R27 000, in the boot of a red VW Polo.

“The two occupants, aged 18 and 36, both Pakistani nationals and residents of Hanover Park, were arrested and detained at Muizenberg police station on charges of possession of counterfeit cigarettes,” he says.

They appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Monday).

Muizenberg police acting station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Deidre Engelbrecht praised the members for their good work and encouraged the community to remain supportive of their ongoing efforts to eradicate crime.

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