Metro Police Arrest Many during Busy Weekend
Last Friday morning, at a roadblock in Lansdowne Road in Nyanga, the Metro officers focused on illegal sedan taxis. The operation started at 06:00 and the 17 illegal sedan taxis, "Amaphelas", were taken to the Ndabeni depot where the owners will have to pay R5000 for the release of the vehicles. The drivers were arrested for operating illegally.
On Friday evening, the focus shifted to Khayelitsha where 14 motorists were arrested at a roadblock in Walter Sisulu Road for drunken driving. On the same evening, joint operations between the Metro Police and the South African Police Services resulted in six motorists being arrested for drunken driving in three separate operations in Claremont and Woodstock.
In Robinvale, Atlantis, seven people were arrested on Friday evening. Three were arrested for possession of illegal substances while four were arrested for contravening the Public Nuisance By-law. Mandrax tablets and dagga were also confiscated.
"We will continue to act against those who are breaking the law, irrespective of whether it is drunk driving or making a nuisance in public. Our members will be conducting regular operations and we are serious in our endeavours towards combating the scourge of lawlessness in our communities" , said Deputy Chief Yolanda Faro.
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