Monday, February 23, 2009

Gugulethu police make 46 arrests over the weekend.

By Yamkela Xhaso
23 February

Forty-six people were arrested in Gugulethu this weekend. Police spokesperson Captain Elliot Sinyangana said due to number of police officials went out and flooded the streets of Gugulethu in the quest of crime combating.

Road blocks, stop and search operations were conducted. Sinyangana said this operation led to reduced number of crimes in the area.

He said that everyday there is always an operational plan put in place on weekends.

A 20yearr old was stopped by the police on routine duties on Friday, as he was walking along NY 6 in Gugulethu, after obtaining permission to search him they found five straws of tik and immediately placed under arrested.

Six males were arrested for being in possession of dagga over the weekend and these are different situations. Their age ranges from 17, to years 48 years arrested for possession of tik, while the 42year old arrested for possession of Mandrax.

Three males were arrested for being in possession of dangerous weapons and four males for drunken driving who were later released on police bail.

Most of those who were arrested over the weekend appeared in the Athlone Magistrates Court today.

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