Through operations that have been executed during this week 43 houses have been searched for drugs and 74 arrests executed relating to drugs, 1 014 530 milliliters of alcohol, mandrax tablets with an approximate street value of R950.00, tik with an estimated street value of R51 300.00 and dagga to the estimated street value of R1 044.00 have been confiscated. As a result of tracing operations held this week 19 wanted suspects were arrested.
A total of 323 suspects have been arrested for charges relating to murder, attempted murder, assault common, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), drunk and driving, possession of dangerous weapon, malicious damage to property, house breaking and theft, possession of unlicensed firearm, dealing in liquor without a licence, intimidation, theft out of motor vehicle, crimen injuria, domestic violence, rape with 19 suspects were kept overnight and were released on fines as they committed crimes like being drunk in public or riotous behaviour etc.
On Tuesday, 27 January 2015 at approximately 23:00 Mfuleni police were patrolling in Wesbank when they spotted a male that was standing in the yard at Van Schalkwyk Street who ran away when he saw the police van. The police stopped and chased him. A firearm was found in his possession. The 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession of unlicensed firearm.
Kuilsrivier Cluster Commander, Brigadier Vincent Beaton commended the SA Police Service members, Metro Police, Law Enforcement officers, Traffic Police, neighborhood watch structures and reservists for their dedication and commitment in ensuring the perpetrators of crime are brought to justice. He further encouraged the community to keep on assisting the police in ridding their neighborhoods of criminal elements.
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Source : South African Police Service