WCape police in pre-Christmas crackdown

2012-12-01 18:11

Cape Town - A total of 132 people have been arrested in the past week during operations on the borders of the Western Cape, police said on Saturday.

Captain Bernadine Steyn said 47 people were arrested during road blocks as they already had outstanding warrants of arrests and others were caught during tavern raids.

"We have seized 20 firearms, confiscated 560l of liquor and 1 429 illegal packets of cigarettes."

Twenty-two people were arrested for possession of drugs.

The drugs included Mandrax tablets and dagga.

Steyn said similar operations would be conducted through the festive season.

  • earthian.earthian - 2012-12-01 18:23

    Excellent work Western Cape... leading by example, as usual!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-01 18:51

      Bietjie skoonmaak ......lekker lekker.

  • tabisa.ndamase.7 - 2012-12-01 18:55

    Good job, well done

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-01 19:09

      The State of Monte Carlo does this properly The entrance is monitored and every vehicle is checked on entry. No suspects get through at all.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-01 20:15

      @mc.segal. Monaco (Monte Carlo the, ahem, capital) 0.7 square miles. The Western Cape 49,986 square miles. Hardly a basis for comparison

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-02 14:03

      Fair enough They only have about two roads to monitor as was the idea that I liked.

  • mammudi.makgaleng.3 - 2012-12-01 19:05

    Wish it could cascade to other Provinces.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-12-01 19:20

      Dude you and me both!

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-01 20:36

    Not good enough I'm afraid. You could probably arrest 22 pupils for possessing drugs at a local high school at break time on a Friday. And do you know why the % of arrests is so low in comparison with the actual crime rate ?. It is because a simple arrest for possession will entail the arresting officer having to put in a couple of hours worth of administration to ensure compliance with standing orders. Criminals know and work the system and that is why policemen and women walk away from an arrest even if they the offenders are caught 'red handed'.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-01 20:47

      ..and then they are given bail, time-served. If incarcerated, they're let out on good behaviour, over-crowding or because the Pres is having a good day

  • John - 2012-12-01 21:57

    How many for consuming alcohol in a public place? Get a real job keeping the PEACE! Useless corrupt SAPS.

  • siphoza.zandela - 2012-12-01 22:19

    Dear readers, here is an intresting story for you about the SAPS, they articles heading say "WCape police in pre-Christmas crackdown" During the early hours of this morning, Saturday the 1st Dec 2012 at 3am. White friends of mine down in the WC where woken up by the sounds of someone cutting through a steel cable on there neighbours gate and they saw 2 men trying to break into the gate and then the garage which they did in the end, They saw this, they found the police officer and they said they would come asap with police vans. They (the wittnesses) told them (the SAPS) that if they come now, they will catch the 2 thieves red handed. Well........the damn f.....king SAPS didn't come and the thieves stole some things from the garage and got away. Now hows that for a story, you witness a crime take place, you phone them and tell them to come now as a burglary is in progress, and they could have caught the crooks red handed and 2 less thieves running around...guess what, they never game. f..king unrealible police. Its because my friends in the WC are white and the thieves where black, so the police don't give a hoot, because its okay if they steal the whites hard earned posessions.

      Simon Maabe - 2012-12-01 22:39

      Learn your grammar first before posting in social media. Your English is bad man, how do you assist your kids with their homework's if you personally need serious intervention to language?

      John - 2012-12-02 13:40

      Is it not the common black peoples perception that whites stole everything from the black people. I will never call the useless fat thug force called SAPS! I call my neighbours they are effective.

  • loftycrane - 2012-12-02 11:20

    Road blocks are effective - we need more. Also the powers that be should allow neighbourhood watches to mount roadblocks in their areas.

      John - 2012-12-02 13:08

      You need to read the constitution.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-02 14:07

      Why? Whats wrong with loftys comment? Probably has read it anyway...

  • mmoledis - 2012-12-02 15:52

    This is the duty of the police and they should not do it only during festive seasons, they should do it every day,every month,every week,every hour and every second in order to get this country safe for for tourists and citizens. Government should spent more on police and defence force in order to get security of this country up to standard, police should at least twice or three times a month have serious patrols and cordon and searches in certain eras where crime is high and also do regular road blocks combined with traffic officers while defence force support them by security.On the roads patrols should be done twenty four seven meaning 24 hours where soldiers are used as security of traffic police on the roads during the nigh and at some places where they think can be dangerous to the police when doing duty there alone.

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