Patrols yield success

2016-05-17 06:00

Muizenberg police have no doubt that foot patrols are paying off when it comes to fighting crime in the area.

On Thursday 28 April members of Muizenberg Crime Prevention Unit (CPU), under the command of Warrant Officer Gerald Gain, were doing foot patrols in the Overcome Heights informal settlement.

The members tactically approached a well-known drug den, where they noticed two males behaving suspiciously. When the suspects noticed the police they attempted to get rid of the narcotics in their possession by throwing it on top of the shacks.

Gain and Constable Vuyani Kondile were able to locate the drugs and arrested both suspects. The first suspect, 27-year-old resident of Hillview, was found to be in possession of 40 half mandrax tablets and eight full mandrax tablets. The second suspect, a 22-year-old resident of Overcome Heights, was found to be in possession of 11 half mandrax tablets.

Colonel Ismail Daniels, Muizenberg station commander, commended his members in their attempts to eradicate the scourge of drugs in the Overcome and Vrygrond area.

“Overcome Heights is a densely populated settlement, where the informal structures are built very close to each other, making policing very difficult. It is therefore vitally important for the community to provide information to the police that could lead to arrest successes,” he says.

In separate incidents from last month, Muizenberg police arrested a total of 23 people for crimes varying from shoplifting to robbery.

These arrests include on for domestic violence, three for housebreaking and theft and six for possession of narcotics, four stolen motor vehicles, one outstanding warrant, a robbery, one assault, one drunken driving, malicious damage to property and four people were arrested for shoplifting.

Anybody with information pertaining to illegal activities can contact Warrant Officer Adrian Andries on 021 787 9028.

All information will be treated as strictly confidential.


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