Woodstock watches assist in crime crackdown

2017-05-08 11:31
Some of the drugs confiscated during weekend operations in Woodstock.

Some of the drugs confiscated during weekend operations in Woodstock. (SAPS )

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Woodstock police have lauded the efforts of local crime fighters who assisted them in a crime crackdown over the weekend which resulted in 24 arrests. 

Woodstock police spokesperson, Sergeant Hilton Malila, says the the Salt River and Woodstock neighbourhood watches came out to assist police. 

He says during roadblocks they arrested 15 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, five for dealing in and possession of drugs, one person for housebreaking and theft and one person was arrested for robbery. 

“We also confiscated eight plastic packets of tik, five mandrax tablets and 16 parcels of dagga, all with an estimated street value of R5500. We also seized a substantial amount of cash during the operations.” 

He says all the suspects are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court today (Monday 8 May). 

“We want to applaud the Salt River and Woodstock neighbourhood watches who sacrificed their spare and free time to combat crime in the rainy weather over the weekend.  We salute you and can't thank you enough for your tremendous support. It is through united and collective efforts like this that we are experiencing low crime levels,” Malila says. 

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