Monday, March 14, 2011

38 suspects arrested over the weekend across the city

By Khanyisa Tabata
14 March 2011

Metro Police arrested 38 people over the weekend with 633 traffic fines issued and 59 of the City by- law offences recorded.

Metro Police Deputy Chief Yolanda Faro says police officers were deployed across the city to ensure that the operations were executed successfully with the aim focus on combating drug-related crimes as well as drunk driving.

“Of the 38 suspects arrested, 32 were motorists driving drunk, two were for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one was arrested for possession of dagga, one person for drinking in public, another one was arrested for possession of drugs and one suspect was arrested for assault.

“On Friday eighteen motorists were arrested for drunk driving at a roadblock held in Philippi, whilst six motorists were arrested in Langa for the same offence, another two motorists were arrested in Rondebosch whilst one more motorist was nabbed in Cape Town,” said Faro.

Faro added that on Saturday during a joint operation with the South African Police Services in the Athlone area, three motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and in Khayelitsha another two motorists were arrested for the same offence whilst one more suspect was arrested for assault.

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