Cape Town motorist nabbed with 220 tik-filled condoms

2015-10-05 14:40
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Cape Town - The City of Cape Town’s metro police department arrested a motorist during weekend patrols after he was found in possession of 220 condoms filled with tik, it said in a statement.

Officers pulled his grey VW Golf over during routine patrols in Lansdowne on Sunday, bringing the total number of suspects arrested for possession of illegal narcotics in recent days to fourteen.

"Metro Police confiscated various quantities of dagga, tik, cocaine and mandrax during operations. One of the suspects also faces an additional charge of bribery after offering the arresting officer cash in exchange for his release," the statement said.

On the roads, metro police arrested 22 motorists for drunk driving. In Kraaifontein, the Metro Police Tactical Response Unit assisted the Kraaifontein Crime Intelligence Gathering Unit with the arrest of a wanted murder suspect.

Cape Town Traffic Services arrested eight motorists for drunk driving and five others for reckless and negligent driving during operations in Mitchells Plain, Ottery and Athlone on Saturday. They also issued several hundred fines, including 19 to unlicensed drivers.

During a roadblock in Mfuleni the following day, traffic officers arrested 21 suspects for driving under the influence of alcohol and issued 103 fines for various other offences.

In Mitchells Plain, the City’s Law Enforcement Department was called in to evacuate the Colorado City shopping centre after some tenants resumed trading, in spite of a summary abatement notice issued by the City’s Fire and Rescue Service in September.

"The City has not reopened the centre or given authorisation for it to be reopened. As indicated previously, the building is unsafe and is therefore off limits until such time as the owner takes the necessary corrective measures," mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith said.

"The building is in a state of disrepair and poses a risk to public health and, frankly, if tenants insist on trading illegally as they've been found to do on more than one occasion now, we will be forced to take action in terms of the Fire Brigade Services Act which allows for fines or imprisonment."

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