Police maintain visibility in IY

2017-08-01 06:01

Police will continue to maintain a high police visibility in Imizamo Yethu to ensure that the community can live without the fear of crime, says provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut.

Traut says that in line with their vision to create a safe and secure environment for the community, operations conducted by police officers and other law enforcement agencies in Imizamo Yethu last week yielded significant successes and they are pleased with the outcome of their crime-fighting ­endeavors.

“To prevent and combat crime that may threaten the safety and security of the Imizamo Yethu community, various initiatives, comprising searches, crime awareness campaigns and the tracing of wanted suspects were undertaken.

“During these initiatives, a total of 479 people, cars and premises were searched, which led to the arrest of 22 suspects on various charges for serious crimes, including murder and possession of unlicenced firearms and drugs.

“An unlicenced firearm was confiscated and 190 fines were issued for various traffic-related offences,” he says.

“To ensure that offenders are brought to justice, four wanted suspects were arrested for robbery, possession of drugs and a liquor-related charge.

“The suspects are all due to make a court appearance once they have been charged,” he says.

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