Seventeen (17) suspects were apprehended in the Nyanga Cluster Policing Precinct for serious crimes. The suspects were apprehend during various operations, stop and searches, warrants of arrests and police patrols conducted in Bishop Lavis, Guguletu, Manenberg, Nyanga, Philippi East and Elsies Rivier areas. These serious crimes includes murder, attempted murders, armed robbery, business robbery, sexual offences. Six (6) suspects were also arrested for the possession of unlicensed firearms.
In Elsies Rivier, police were busy with patrols and saw men with black bags. As soon as the suspects saw the police, they tried to flee with the bags. The police however managed to apprehend the suspects and search the bags. In them police found six hundred and twenty nine (629) D and CDs. Two (2) Zimbabwean foreign nationals were arrested for being in possession of counterfeit goods.
Three suspects were also arrested for the possession of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle, a white golf 6 with registration no CY64123, was stolen in the Parow area. It was recovered in Halt Road, Elsies River. This after K9 Unit members responded to a broadcast of a stolen vehicle. Due to the quick response of these members it lead to the discovery of the vehicle and the arrest of three suspects, who have been positively identified as known gangsters.
Source : South African Police Service