Western Cape Police convicts suspects dodging warrants

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A motorist with 169 double warrants valued at just under R160 000 was arrested on Friday, 2 June. The suspect is number three on the Traffic Service’s list of Top 100 motorists with outstanding warrants. He was one of 251 arrests by the City’s enforcement services this past week

The suspect was detained at Muizenberg SAPS and will appear in the Blue Down's Magistrate's Court today.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith said this arrest is a reminder of the ongoing struggle with offenders who have no regard for the law.

“As we prepare to extend the rollout of automated number plate recognition technology, I want to warn scofflaws that it'll become increasingly more difficult to hide. The software will help us identify a range of things while in transit, from stolen vehicles to outstanding warrants and more, so I'd advise motorists to have their affairs in order,” said JP Smith.

The arrest after the Traffic Services arrested another person on the Top 100 list in Epping, with 275 warrants totaling R213 500. A third person was arrested at his home in Hanover Park for 28 warrants totaling R22 600.

Done by Esona Mfazwe


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