Metro Police Continued the Fight against Drugs and Drunk Driving
Metro Police officers continued their fight against drunk drivers and drug abuse this weekend, arresting 27 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, nine suspects for possession of narcotics and one suspect for possession of stolen goods.
At a roadblock in Main Road, Mfuleni on Sunday afternoon, officers arrested 19 motorists for drunk driving and issued 22 traffic fines. Another four suspects were arrested for assault, resisting arrest, escape from custody and public drunkenness respectively.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, 11 September, the Metro Police Tactical Response Unit arrested two suspects for possession of drugs and one suspect for possession of stolen property in Westlake.
The following drugs and stolen items were confiscated during the raid:
- 85 Mandrax tablets.
- 14 Half-Mandrax tablets.
- 32 TIK lollies.
- One Apple laptop, laptop bag, mouse, and charger.
- Two Spectra technology swipe-card machine.
- Four swipe-card machine batteries.
- Two chargers and cables.
During a roadblock in Philippi on Saturday, Metro Police officers arrested five motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol and one driver for possession of heroin after 158 packets of heroin were found and confiscated.
During an integrated operation on Friday, 10 September, in Sea Point, four suspects were nabbed for public drunkenness and disrupting the peace. Another suspect was arrested on an outstanding warrant for attempted murder and house-breaking after she tested positive on the Morphot Touch machine, which scans suspects' thumbprints and lists any outstanding warrants for arrest.
Later that evening, officers arrested two motorists for drunk driving and two suspects for possession of narcotics in Atlantis, while one motorist was arrested for drunk driving in Ravensmead.
Across town, the Metro Police Substance Abuse Unit arrested one suspect for possession of narcotics and drug-dealing in Long Street, after three packets of TIK were found in his possession. Another two suspects were arrested in Manenberg for possession of narcotics and drug-dealing, after 28 packets of TIK were confiscated. In Kalkfontein, the unit confiscated three packets of TIK and arrested one suspect for possession of narcotics and drug-dealing.
"Our searches of suspected drug dens, random stop-and-search operations and roadblocks have proved successful thus far. We will continue with these operations to achieve our goal of keeping our roads safe and our communities drug-free," said Metro Police Deputy Chief, Yolanda Faro.
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