Joint law enforcement operation yields results

Roadblocks were set up as part of the joint law enforcement operation.

A joint law enforcement operation in Mitchell’s Plain on Friday May 21, which included SAPS, its Anti-Gang Unit, the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement, Metro police and traffic departments, yielded positive results.

The operation, from 8am to 3pm, saw two roadblocks set up and additional focus on the Town Centre.

Mitchell’s Plain SAPS spokesman, Captain Ian Williams, said 731 fines were issued, totalling R623 600, 47 traffic warrants served, amounting to R123 100 and 20 taxis were impounded for various traffic violations.

He said six houses were searched, three parolees visited, 12 people profiled and 12 gang cards completed under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).

SAPS’ Anti-Gang Unit also made two arrests for possession of drugs, Mitchell’s Plain SAPS made one arrest for possession of presumed stolen goods and law enforcement made an arrest for the possession of an imitation firearm and dangerous weapon (knife).

Residents are urged to report crime to 10111 and to give tip-offs about illegal activities by calling 08600 10111, giving as many details as possible about the reported crime(s).