Western Cape Metro Police together with the Gang and
Drug task Team conducted several operations over the past week of which 61
arrests were made.
A Mongrel gang member was arrested in Parow and
three other suspects were arrested for possession of and dealing in dagga.
Overall 22 additional suspects were arrested for
drug-related offences as well as 33 drunk drivers.
Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP
Smith said the operation led to the arrest of the 34 year old member of
Mongrels gang in possession of dagga, tik and heroin. Some of which he had hidden
in his rectum hoping that it could not be found.
Smith added that this is unfortunately another
example of the gangster who continues to operate in spite of previous arrests
and this is always frustrating for our staff to have to re arrest people who have
been previously arrested.
“It’s essential that the Criminal Justice system ensures
that these people stay locked up so that we don’t have to see them dealing in
drugs in our streets continuously.” Smith said.
Labels: Metro Police taking a hard stance on drug-related offences