City officials arrests numerous suspects over the weekend; mayco member concerned over drunk driving

Western Cape’s LEAP officers arrested a wanted suspect in Delft on Sunday.

According to mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith, officers were on patrol in the area, when they spotted two men running into a yard and stopped to investigate.

When one of the suspects tried to make a break for it, added Smith, the officers recognised him immediately as one of Delft’s most wanted suspects.

He was searched and found to be in possession of mandrax, and upon arrival at the police station, it was confirmed, that the man is wanted for numerous charges of murder, attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

In a separate incident, traffic officers arrested 2 suspects in Goodwood on Monday morning, for fraud, illegal firearm, reckless and negligent driving, as well as being in possession of drugs

Smith says traffic officers pursued a vehicle which was being driven recklessly along Voortrekker Road, just before 5a.m on Monday.

The vehicle was stopped after disobeying a red traffic light at the intersection of Voortrekker and Halt Roads.

‘’The occupants, two men aged 30 and 40, were arrested after the officers found an imitation firearm, mandrax, tik and an assortment of bank cards in their possession.  The driver was also charged with driving recklessly - both were detained at Goodwood police station,’’ said Smith.

‘’They were just two of the 73 arrests made by traffic officers of which 65 were for drunk driving and eight for reckless driving,’’ he added.

Meanwhile, Metro Police officers recovered drugs worth more than R200 000 in Kensington on Monday.

‘’The officers followed up on information of gang activities at a house in the area, and when they searched the premises they found an air rifle, as well as two sachets of tik and mandrax tablets hidden in the backyard. 

''Six men and two women, aged between 17 and 26, were arrested for dealing in drugs and taken to Kensington SAPS.’’


Furthermore, officers were conducting patrols in Bothasig when they spotted a vehicle driving with its head lights switched off.

‘’The driver reeked of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and he appeared unsteady on his feet. The 28-year-old man was arrested for driving while  under the influence and was detained at Bothasig SAPS.,’’ said Smith.

A second drunk driver, aged 32, was arrested while swerving on the road on Voortrekker Road in Goodwood.

Mayco member for safety and security, JP Smith says driving under the influence remains a concern.

‘’Drunk driving continues to plague our streets, puts lives at risk and consumes resources. Families and friends can help by not allowing their loved ones to drive impaired. It’s one of the easiest ways to help us save lives on the road.’’


Done By: Mitchum George


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