Cops raid Mitchells Plain

2012-07-22 13:22

Cape Town - A total of 478 people were arrested in Mitchells Plain this week, Cape Town police said on Sunday.

The SAPS cluster in Mitchells Plain said a number of crime prevention operations were conducted in the area since Monday, leading to the arrests.

Those arrested faced a variety of charges including murder, rape, attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms, domestic violence, possession of drugs and other crimes.

On Tuesday Mitchells Plain police arrested two men aged between 20 and 24 for murder. They appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on Thursday, and their case was postponed to July 26.

Detectives also arrested 64 wanted suspects during operations.

Three stolen vehicles were recovered while various illegal drugs were confiscated including heroin, tik, mandrax, cocaine and dagga.

A warrant officer, based at Mitchells Plain SAPS, was also arrested on Wednesday for trying to take a parcel of dagga into the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court.

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-22 13:43

    About bl**dy time keep this up!...and if we don't have space in the prisons, Build More!!

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-22 14:20

      It's a long road from arrest to prisons which are already running at 3x the occupancy they were designed to handle. Many of these people will escape, get fines, bail, or absurdly short sentences. We need a 3-strikes law and yes, we definitely more prisons!

      justin.schonegevel - 2012-07-22 14:45

      I agree build waiting cells and prisons!

  • john.cloete.773 - 2012-07-22 14:27

    It is not the number arrested that's importantl we must noy count beans how many are sucessfully connvcted in court that's important let's not be fooled by numbers

  • sizwe.schoeman - 2012-07-22 14:34

    Can only be drugs and unregistered fire arms ... About time indeed.

  • sandra.roberts.716533 - 2012-07-22 15:18

    It took the DA to ask for the army to get them to do something about crime

      bernpm - 2012-07-22 15:23

      yep, just trying to proof the DA wrong as usual, stuff the people who suffer in the process

  • michael.bushes - 2012-07-22 17:27

    What dont the cops and government not understand? This is supposed to be done on a regular basis, not once before every Olympic games. Mitchells Plain is a dangerous area, but sad thing is, is that many decent people live there but are to poor to move away.

      Wayne Klasen - 2012-07-22 20:18

      Michael: You are so negative. The SAPS did it. When and how, is not the issue. If more People were less derogatory towards the SAPS and more Supportive then it will make the task a lot easier. I say this as I am a member of the SAPS and have on countless occasions have done these duties ( After normal working hours and with no extra remuneration). My house has also been a target of Crime, and it is hard for me and I am sure many other members to Leave our Families alone at night. I do it to make a difference. And You?

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-07-22 18:29

    WTF, I don't quite understand the last paragraph. Was such some of the dagga seized (not stated though) that he wanted to show as evidence, or was that his own stash (LOL)? If the former, rather speak to a legal representative and if the latter, a court room isn't exactly an ideal place to carry drugs, although I'm not talking from experience.

  • anton.wilcox.9 - 2012-07-22 19:26

    good job by the saps

  • alon.fisher.752 - 2012-07-23 10:01

    Great job. Now are they gonna tackle Lavender Hill and Hanover Park?

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