Cops clamp down on illegal liquor trade

Mitchell’s Plain police confiscated 43 920ml of liquor and arrested a 29-year-old Tafelsig man on a charge of illegally dealing in liquor.

Police searched a house in Sharon Crescent, Tafelsig, on Wednesday April 17 at 1pm when they found the liquor.

On the same day, the SAPS Provincial Tactical Response Team found a plastic bag with 102.09 grams of tik.

Police saw a 27-year-old man acting suspiciously in Elizabeth Street, Montrose Park, and found the drugs when they searched him.

He was arrested and faces a charge of illegal possession of drugs. He is expected to appear in court soon.

A white Toyota Quantum was hijacked in Manenberg and found in Highlands Drive Road on Tuesday April 16 at 2.25am.

The stolen vehicle was spotted in Highlands Drive by Lentegeur SAPS. It fitted the description police received earlier and police followed the vehicle in Varing Street, Lentegeur, when the vehicle sped off. The vehicle collided into another vehicle and into a wall.

Police arrested a man, 20, who had a firearm without a serial number and six 9mm rounds in his possession.

The suspect faces a charge of possession of stolen vehicle, possession of prohibited firearm as well as unlawful possession of ammunition. He will appear in court once charged.

The vehicle was impounded by SAPS.

Mitchell’s Plain acting station commander, Colonel Jacobus Fredericks, said police are working around the clock to prevent and combat crime. He said clamping down on illegal shebeens also reduces the amount of assault and domestic violence cases in the area as alcohol is often a contributor of these crimes.

The public is encouraged to practice responsible drinking and to report all illegal liquor outlets to police by sending an SMS to 35 395 or calling Crime Stop on 0860 10111.