Police raid drug houses

Mitchell’s Plain police arrested a total of 227 for various crimes between Monday July 24 and Sunday July 30.

They raided 10 suspected drug houses, seizing a total of 35g of dagga, 42 mandrax tables, 93g of tik and 21g of heroin.

Police also made arrests for murder, attempted murder, housebreaking, theft, drunk driving, domestic violence and fraud.

In addition to this, six suspects linked to some of the 24 cases of domestic violence cases reported at the police station, were arrested.

Five tracing operations led to the arrest of 38 suspects wanted for a range of offences and 331 visits were made to spaza shops as part of the police’s crime prevention efforts.
Police said they were also clamping down on illegal liquor outlets and shebeens to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, which often led to crimes such as assault, child abuse and domestic violence.

In line with this, police conducted 48 liquor compliance inspections and two operations were carried out at illegal shebeens and 18 second-hand goods premises were visited.

During stop-and-search operations, police inspected 211 persons and vehicles, resulting in the arrest of six people and the confiscation of four illegal firearms and ammunition.

Mitchell’s Plain police station commander, Brigadier Cass Goolam, said police would maintain a zero tolerance approach to prevent crime and commended all those involved in the operations and who had made arrests.

Anyone with information which can assist the police in their work can call Crime Stop at 0860010111 or their local police stations. All information will be treated as highly confidential.