City's Drug Busters Assist in a Successful Senator Park Flats Raid | Western Cape Government


City's Drug Busters Assist in a Successful Senator Park Flats Raid

3 September 2009
Senator Park, the Long Street building that has become notorious for drug dealing, prostitution and other illegal activities and the recent abduction of a University of Cape Town student, was raided early this morning by a 30-strong, joint SAPS and City of Cape Town Drug Busters task team.

A suspect in the kidnapping of the student was arrested along with four people arrested for being in possession of drugs. Four illegal immigrants were apprehended.

Among the items confiscated were cocaine, tik, dagga and stolen cell phones.

At a special meeting convened on 25 August by Alderman Belinda Walker, ward councillor for the CBD, it was agreed that urgent intervention was needed to resolve the criminality that has become synonymous with Senator Park.

A task team was formed to implement the proposed strategies. The strategies include continuing SAPS intervention increasing the number of CCID safety officers in the area and the possible installation of a CCTV camera aimed directly at the building. Additional lighting will be installed in streets around the building, namely Green, Bloem, Keerom and Long Streets.

Cape Town's Drug Busters chairperson, Councillor Jacob Jacobs, said that, if necessary, daily raids would be carried on known drug outlets such as Senator Park.

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