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Chase leads to tjoekie

City of Cape Town traffic officers arrested two men in Goodwood this morning after a pursuit down Voortrekker Road, while Law Enforcement officers arrested one of Delft’s most wanted criminals.

‘Criminals thought they would make the most of the last few hours of the weekend, but our officers were right there to stop them in their tracks. Among the arrests the past few days was not only one of Delft’s most wanted, but also 127 people for the possession of drugs. Many of the crimes, society’s ills and family heartbreak are related to drugs. Rooting out drugs in our communities will root out many evils,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.

At 04:50 this morning, traffic officers pursued a vehicle which was being driven recklessly along Voortrekker Road.

The vehicle was stopped after disobeying a red traffic light at the intersection of Voortrekker and Halt Roads.

The occupants, two men aged 30 and 40, were arrested after the officers found an imitation firearm, mandrax, tik and an assortment of bank cards in their possession.

The driver was also charged with driving recklessly – both were detained at Goodwood police station.

They were just two of the 73 arrests made by traffic officers of which 65 were for drunk driving and eight for reckless driving.

Traffic officers issued 18 781 fines, impounded 116 public transport vehicles and recorded 17 146 speeding offences in the last week.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Last night, Sunday, 19 June 2022, LEAP officers were on patrol in Delft when they spotted two men running into a yard and stopped to investigate. When one of the suspects tried to make a break for it, the officers recognised him immediately as one of Delft’s most wanted suspects.

He was searched and found to be in possession of mandrax, and upon arrival at the police station, it was confirmed that the man is wanted for numerous charges of murder, attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In the past week, Law Enforcement officers made 86 arrests and issued 3 986 notices.

METRO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Metro Police officers recovered drugs worth more than R200 000 in Kensington at around 08:00 this morning.

The officers followed up on information of gang activities at a house in the area, and when they searched the premises they found an air rifle, as well as two sachets of tik and mandrax tablets hidden in the backyard.

Six men and two women, aged between 17 and 26, were arrested for dealing in drugs and taken to Kensington SAPS.

Metro Police officers made 143 arrests and issued 3 603 fines for traffic and by-law transgressions.

On Saturday, 18 June 2022, officers found a man selling City of Cape Town blue bags on the corners of Robert Sobukhwe and Stellenbosch Arterial Belhar.

The 43-year-old had 12 bundles of the bags, containing 12 bags in each, in his possession and was arrested for the possession of suspected stolen property.

Later in the evening, officers were conducting patrols in Bothasig when they spotted a vehicle driving with its head lights switched off.

The driver reeked of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and he appeared unsteady on his feet. The 28-year-old man was arrested for driving while under the influence and was detained at Bothasig SAPS.

A second drunk driver, aged 32, was arrested while swerving on the road on Voortrekker Road in Goodwood.

‘Drunk driving continues to plague our streets, puts lives at risk and consumes resources. Families and friends can help by not allowing their loved ones to drive impaired. It’s one of the easiest ways to help us save lives on the road,’ said Alderman Smith.

The City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre fielded 1 454 calls this weekend, of which nearly half (723) were medical calls and 262 were by-law complaints.

Source: City Of Cape Town