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
129 Dangerous Weapons
1353 Mandrax tablets
51 grams Heroin
219 grams Cocaine
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