Monday, October 26, 2009

Metro Police operation nets 90 arrests over the weekend

By Ofentse Mokae
26 October 2009

Cape Town Metro Police continued their quest to combat crime and lawlessness in the city with ninety suspects arrested for various offences in Metro pole over the weekend.

The department continued with its drug fighting initiative "Operation Razor” in Mitchell’s plain Friday morning in Tafelsig and Eastridge.

Later in the evening they were joined by the Premier Helen Zille and mayoral committee member for Safety and Security Councillor JP Smith.

Deputy Metro Police Chief Yolanda Faro has more during the operation in Mitchell’s Plain, eight houses were searched and six suspects were arrested.

“One suspect was arrested for being in possession of a fraudulent drivers licence and another one was arrested for selling liquor without a licence,” Faro said.

Faro says whilst the officers were busy at the roadblocks in Mitchell's Plain, they assisted SAPS in apprehending fleeing suspects from the Stellenbosch area with stolen goods.


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