Monday, August 16, 2010

Metro Police clamp down on drunk drivers and drug dealers

Lusanda Bill
16 August 2010

Cape Town Metro Police Officers carried out various operations and roadblocks throughout Cape Town in the past week. This operation led to the arrest of 53 suspects.

The Metro Police did a joint operation with the South African Police Services (SAPS) in AZ Berman Drive and Mitchell’s Plain.

Officers arrested 28 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and one suspect for fraud.

In Khayelitsha and Lwandle eight motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, seven motorists were arrested for drunk driving, suspected arrested for possession of dagga, and another for possession of TIK in Hout Bay and Fish Hoek.

While also this past week the Metro Police Dog Unit joined the SAPS on Saturday and Sunday, arrested two suspects for possession of narcotics, nine parcels of dagga, two packets of TIK, thirty six TIK lollies and one dagga stop, in Senator Park, Woodstock, Kensington and Macassar.

Metro Police Chief Yolanda Faro said “We appeal to the public to take the rules of the road seriously. Metro Police Officers are on the lookout for anyone disobeying these rules, especially those driving drunk. Our officers will continue their high visibility patrols and will conduct regular roadblocks and house searches to root out criminality in our communities”.

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