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Metro Police Arrest Six Drunk Drivers and Eleven Suspects for Possession of Narcotics

19 December 2010

City of Cape Town Metro Police officers partnered with the City's Substance Abuse and Dog Units to carry out 'Operation Razor' this weekend, with a focus on drug abuse.

On Friday evening, 17 December, members of the Dog Unit arrested four (4) suspects for possession of narcotics during the execution of search warrants in Kraaifontein, Kleinvlei, Eerste River and Macassar.

The following items were confiscated during the raids:

  • Eight (8) dagga stoppe
  • Thirty-seven (37) TIK straws
  • Four (4) packets of TIK
  • One (1) mountain bike

On Sunday morning, 19 December, members of the Dog Unit partnered with the Macassar Police Station to execute search warrants at five (5) premises in Macassar. The officers arrested seven (7) suspects for various offences, including possession of narcotics, possession of counterfeit money and possession of stolen property.

During the raid, one of the suspects was seen throwing a package up through the ceiling hatch of the house. The officers climbed up, searched the area and found drugs and stolen goods hidden behind the geyser.

The following items were confiscated during the raid:

  • Forty-one (41) TIK straws
  • Three (3) mandrax tablets
  • Fifty-three (53) dagga stoppe
  • A plastic bag of dagga
  • One (1) Garmin GPS
  • One (1) Sony cell phone
  • Two (2) two hundred rand (R200) counterfeit notes
  • Two thousand and eighty-five rand and eighty-six cents (R2085, 86) in cash

On Friday afternoon, 17 December, officers responded to reports that shots had been fired at the Kogelbaai Resort.

They searched four (4) vehicles and a tent at the resort and found a nine millimetre (9mm) Beretta Pistol in the boot of a blue Toyota Tazz. The driver of the vehicle did not have a valid firearm licence, and instead produced an expired police reservist appointment certificate dating back to 2002. He was arrested and taken to the Gordon's Bay Police Station.

Later that evening, officers conducted roadblocks focusing on drunk driving. Four (4) motorists were arrested in Fish Hoek and another two (2) in Woodstock - all on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

"This is a busy time of year, and we expect an influx of visitors to Cape Town. We will endeavour to utilise our members optimally to ensure a safe environment for all visitors and residents. We will continue to conduct searches and roadblocks which have proven successful in the past. The Metro Police holds firm on its zero tolerance approach to drug use and drunk driving," said Metro Police Acting Chief, Wayne le Roux.

Issued by:
Communication Department
City of Cape Town

Media Enquiries: 

Wayne le Roux
Acting Chief
Metro Police
City of Cape Town
Tel: 021 427 5160
Cell: 084 555 3061

Nowellen Petersen
Media Liaison Officer
Metro Police
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