If cops search, they find

Random searches by Hout Bay police led to six arrests for possession of drugs last week.

Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch, spokesperson of Hout Bay police, says various drugs were confiscated during the arrests, including dagga, mandrax and one packet of tik.

Lesch says two arrests were made for possession of dangerous weapons when two knives were confiscated.

“Daily operations with seven crime prevention members were conducted during the week of Tuesday 12 to Monday 18 January.

“Information was received from the community and it was followed up by police,” she says.

Lesch says more operations of this kind will continue to reduce crime in the area.

During the crime prevention operations houses were searched. During these searches two arrests for possession of drugs were made. The following drugs were confiscated: 27 parcels of dagga, 60 stoppe of dagga, two dagga cigarettes, a black bag containing dagga and a bottleneck with dagga. Money was also handed in as evidence.

“Police also depend on the cooperation of and information sharing by the community,” Lesch says.

Interaction between private security providers and police led to a decrease in house burglaries and theft out of cars during the start of the new year.

Meanwhile, shebeen operations will also continue in the area, she says.

During last week four shebeen operations were conducted in Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg.

Almost 2000F of alcohol was confiscated.

Lesch adds that one arrest was made for possession of stolen goods on Tuesday last week. A suspect was found in possession of a laptop and a camera.

He appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on the following day.

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