Safer Festive Season operations across Western Cape record seizures and arrests

Western Cape: As part of the Safer Festive Season operations, most Western Cape areas were saturated with operations starting on Thursday evening (2018/12/20) and continuing into Sunday morning (2018/12/23). The raids, roadblocks, vehicle checkpoints and operations which were aimed at ensuring the safety of locals and visitors alike yielded much needed successes, among others the following:

13 Firearms seized

354 Ammunition

129 Dangerous Weapons

1353 Mandrax tablets

51 grams Heroin

219 grams Cocaine

14kg Dagga

1.8 kg Tik

29 898 litres of liquor from unlicensed shebeens

Integrated operations on identified major roads saw several traffic fines issued for various offences and traffic transgressions.

To mention a few specific cases, the following were recorded:

In a roadblock on Saturday evening on the N1 outside the Hugenote Tunnel, two arrests were effected and 601 mandrax tablets and 820 grams of tik confiscated.

In several operations held in Atlantis a total of seven unlicensed firearms were recovered where six arrests were made

In Vredenburg an assortment of drugs including cocaine, tik and mandrax tablets were seized and arrests made

In the Worcester cluster, an operation held in Ceres resulted in the seizure of 115 litres of liquor from an unlicensed liquor outlet.

In operations in Makhaza, Khayelitsha a substantial amount of liquor as well as mandrax tablets were confiscated and arrest were made.

With the holiday season well underway, more operations are set to continue in an effort to secure safety for all.

Source: South African Police Service