Operation Choke and Razor” choke forty people
By Khanyisa Tabata
21 march 2010
Forty people have been arrested on various offences when Metro Police conducted stringent operations during the weekend.
Deputy Chief Yolanda Faro says the offences ranged from driving under the influence of alcohol, drug related offences to contravention of the City's Public Nuisance By-law.
“On Friday and Saturday evening, during “Operation Choke” in Athlone and “Operation Razor” in Manenberg, nineteen suspects were arrested. Twelve of those suspects were arrested for Possession of dagga and Mandrax, whilst the others were arrested for Possession of Ammunition and an additional three motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
“On Saturday evening the same team in conjunction with Bellville South SAPS conducted a roadblock and 51 fines were recorded with monetary value of R25 500. Search warrants were executed and eight shebeens were closed down. During the operation one suspect was arrested for Possession of Tik,” said Faro.
Faro added that at a roadblock in Bosmansdam road in Milnerton, six motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday evening.