More than 400 arrests made by LEAP officers within two weeks

Law Enforcement Advancement Plan (LEAP) officers arrested 428 suspects in the past two weeks, for various crimes.

LEAP officers work alongside other law enforcement agencies, such as City of Cape Town, Metro police and SAPS. Officers are deployed in crime hotspot areas in the metro, including, Delft, Gugulethu, Harare, Khayelitsha, amongst others.

Of the 428 suspects arrested, 249 were for the possession of drugs, 43 for the possession of dangerous weapons, 12 for the possession of illegal ammunition, 9 for the possession of an imitation firearm, 4 were for the possession of an illegal firearm. The Western Cape’s Police Oversight & community Safety Department said confiscations occurred in the various areas where LEAP is deployed.

MEC, Reagen Allen, has called on communities to work with SAPS to combat crime

“LEAP continues to make life uncomfortable for criminals, which is exactly what we want. Criminal elements do not belong in our communities, as their sole purpose is to bring harm to law-abiding citizens. As the Western Cape Government, we want our residents to live in a safe and dignified manner, where they don’t have to fear any criminal.”

“I urge communities to work with and support all law enforcement agencies, including LEAP, other City of Cape Town law enforcement entities and SAPS. We have to work together if we are to be effective in our fight against crime,” added Allen.

PICTURED: MEC Reagen Allen with Bush Radio's Mitchum George

Done By: Mitchum George


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