Thursday, January 22, 2009

Metro police arrested six suspects after high speed chase

By Mandisi Tyulu
22 January 2009

Twelve members of Metro Police officers were on normal patrol when they arrest six suspects during a routine night patrol in Manenberg on Tuesday evening.

Metro police spokesperson Nowellen Petersen says, Metro police officers spotted three men pushing a trolley covered with a black plastic in Klipfontein Road in Manenberg.

“When metro officers approached the men they fled the scene, but one them who was pushing the trolley, was arrested and taken to the Manenberg police station.”

“The trolley contained 109 newspaper-wrapped parcels of dagga”, says Petersen.

Metro police officers resumed their patrol and they noticed two suspicious-looking vehicles with tinted windows.

When they approached the vehicles the suspects speed away and the police chased the white Opel Astra.

After a high speed chase ensued along the N2 onto Vanguard Drive and into Heideveld.The suspects were apprehended on the corner of Heideveld and Erts Roads in Vanguard Estate were the vehicle was brought to a stop after the rear window was hit by rubber bullets, according to Petersen.

“Fifty eight parcels of dagga were found in the vehicle and the five occupants, all male, were arrested and taken to the Manenberg police station.’’ said Petersen

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