The City’s Traffic Service, Law Enforcement and Metro Police Departments had another successful enforcement week where officers arrested 256 suspects and issued 72 738 fines. Metro Police officers arrested a suspect in Sea Point who had 54 packets of Tik as well as Mandrax tablets in his possession.
On Sunday, 8 May 2022, Metro Police officers from the Gang and Drug Task Team were following up on information about a possible illegal firearm in Heideveld. They found an individual with a firearm in hand, and when asked to drop the gun, he ran into a nearby house.
Officers gave chase and apprehended the 28-year-old. They also recovered a firearm, magazine and a live round of ammunition. The suspect was detained at Manenberg SAPS.
On the same day, officers arrested a suspect for dealing in drugs in Sea Point, after CCTV operators witnessed an apparent drug deal in progress. The 40-year-old suspect was found in possession of 54 packets of Tik, 29 Mandrax halves and just under R500 in cash.
Metro Police officers arrested 96 suspects and issued 3 395 fines during weekly patrols.
Traffic officers issued 66 683 fines, which included speeding offences and other traffic and vehicle related transgressions. Officers also arrested 51 suspects of which 35 were for driving while under the influence of alcohol and 16 for reckless and negligent driving.
The number of public transport vehicles impounded amounted to 139 and 1 209 warrants of arrest were executed.
Law enforcement officers conducted 433 enforcement operations during which 109 arrests were made and 2 660 fines issued. Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers accounted for 106 arrests.
‘The week-on-week enforcement efforts by our officers continue to get criminals off the street. The weekly arrests also reflect the important crime prevention role of our CCTV control room. The planned expansion of our CCTV footprint across the metropole will definitely increase the effectiveness of the City’s crime prevention interventions. We also remind residents to utilise the reporting channels available should they have any information about illegal activities. Please save the Public Emergency Communication Centre number in your phone, on speed dial, and let us know if you see or hear anything that is a threat to public safety,’ said the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.
Source: City Of Cape Town