WC traffic officers nabs suspects for drugs

The Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell, has commended traffic officers to stop Western Cape roads from being used to transport illegal drugs.

A man was arrested on Sunday after officers found 188 parcels of dagga worth R10 000 in the vehicle along the R406 near Genadendal. In another incident, a provincial traffic officer stopped and searched a vehicle between Sir Lowry’s Pass and Grabouw. The driver was under the influence of alcohol and the officer found a bag of Mandrax in the vehicle. All three occupants were arrested. In a third incident, two people were arrested at a roadblock at Somerset West for possession of 32 units of cocaine. 

‘’I commend the officers for their continued efforts to stop Western Cape roads from being used to transport illegal drugs. Their efforts ensure that drugs are seized before they get to our communities and harm families,’’ said Western Cape’s Mobility MEC, Daylin Mitchell.

Furthermore, traffic officers arrested 67 suspects this past week. The bulk of these, 45, were for driving under the influence of alcohol.

27 people lost their lives whilst being on the province’s roads this past week. Of these, 18 were pedestrians, 4 were passengers, 3 drivers, and 2 were motorcyclists

‘’Speeding dramatically increases the chances of a crash, because the faster you drive, the less time you will have to react to emergencies. The Department requests drivers to reduce their speed when roads are wet and visibility is poor, because it will take longer to stop,’’ said Mitchell. 


Done By: Mitchum George


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