Sting operation nets suspects

2016-09-22 06:00

TWO men, in their thirties, were arrested in Shelly Beach in a crime intelligence operation on Friday.

Detective Warrant Officer Herman Pienaar from the Ugu Cluster and members of his drug unit team as well as members from Crime Intelligence Unit acted on information and launched a sting operation.

They found the men in possession of crack cocaine with a street value of R400. Both face a charge of dealing in drugs and will appear in court soon.

On Friday evening a special operation was held in the Southport policing area by members from the Ugu Cluster, K9 unit, Tactical Response Team, Southport police, Vehicle Inspection Section and Road Traffic Inspectorate. During roadblock and cordon-and-search operations, 102 people, 16 premises and 48 vehicles were searched.

Police arrested eight people for possession of dagga, one person for possession of a dangerous weapon, four for being drunk in public, one for a road traffic offence and one illegal immigrant.

Brigadier Bongani Sibiya, deputy cluster commander of Ugu Cluster, was in charge of the operation.

He expressed his satisfaction with the operation especially in view of the fact that the Southport area showed a very low crime figure over the weekend. - Supplied.

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