Mitchells Plain Cluster Police Arrested 243 Suspects for Various Crimes [press release]

In relations to the issue of the broader substance abuse and gangsterism, the Mitchell’s Plain Cluster continues its focus on gangsterism and drugs.

A reflection of this is the following successes achieved through a good relationship with the community structures such as the Street Committees and Neighbourhood Watches who continually inform the police of information of where crime is committed. This information is being followed up immediately.

During the past week Mitchells Plain Cluster arrested 243 suspects for charges relating to various crimes including the possession of illegal firearms, ammunition and drugs. Some of these successes are reflected below:

On Tuesday afternoon (2015-03-24) at about 16:30 Lentegeur police received information that a man was selling drugs in Cynthia Street, Montrose.

Upon the members arrival they stopped and searched the suspect and they found in his possession 50 mandrax tablets. The suspect a 33 year old man was arrested. The suspect appeared on Wednesday (2015-03-25) in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate Court on a charge relating to possession of mandrax.

On Thursday (2015-03-26) at about 16:30 Mitchell’s Plain police arrested a 20 year old for possession of ammunition in Erica Street, Tafelsig. The members noticed four suspicious looking men standing at bus stop. The suspects were searched and they found in one of the suspects possession a magazine filled with 15 live (9mm) rounds of ammunition.

Early yesterday morning (Saturday 2015-03-28) at about 05:35 members were doing a routine crime prevention patrol when they arrested a 17 year old minor for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition in Olive Street, Eastridge. The members stopped and searched suspect they confiscated a 9mm pistol with 15 live rounds.

Both of these suspects will appear on Monday (2015-03-30) in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate Court on the related charges

Brigadier Goolam Station Commander says :”Our duty is to serve and protect our communities. We recognise that we must therefore regularly account to the public about how we go about policing in partnership with communities therefore we urge the community to remain vigilant and to contact their respective Sector Commanders with information and those who have not yet joined our structures to join us by becoming part of their street committees in their respective streets”. End

Issued by:

Captain FC Van Wyk

Corporate Communication

SAPS Western Cape Media Centre

Contact numbers : 021 417 7588 amp 082 302 9906

E-mail : wcmedia@saps.org.za

Source : South African Police Service