Fresh tik haul worth R14 000

Cops on vis­i­bil­ity drive through­out Eastern Cape

Daily Dispatch - - News - By TYLER RIDDIN

EAST Lon­don po­lice seized tik with a street value of R14 080 at the week­end. War­rant Of­fi­cer Hazel Mqala said a sus­pect was ar­rested in pos­ses­sion of the crys­tal meth in a stop and search op­er­a­tion car­ried out by the crime prevention unit in the city’s CBD on Sun­day.

Also in East Lon­don, a she­been op­er­at­ing with­out a li­cence was closed down in Dun­can Vil­lage.

Liquor and dan­ger­ous weapons, in­clud­ing a firearm and knives, were con­fis­cated.

● In King Wil­liam’s Town a joint po­lice and traf­fic depart­ment op­er­a­tion net­ted over 90 sus­pects.

More than 20 of these were ar­rested for drunken driv­ing.

Cap­tain Siphokazi Maw­isa said: “This must send a strong mes­sage to all mo­torists that drink­ing and driv­ing can put you be­hind bars. Po­lice urge driv­ers to be re­spon­si­ble. We will not be sym­pa­thetic to those who break the law.”

“Four­teen il­le­gal im­mi­grants were ar­rested in King Wil­liam’s Town’s CBD. Other sus­pects were ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of drugs and deal­ing in drugs, house­break­ing, drunk­en­ness, pos­sess­ing stolen prop­erty, rob­bery, as­sault and theft,” said Maw­isa.

“A stolen Citi Golf was found aban­doned at Sweet­wa­ters. A Chevro­let Cruze that was hi­jacked at Delft in Western Cape was also found at Sweet­wa­ters. Po­lice ar­rested a 30-year-old sus­pect for pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty.”

King Wil­liam’s Town clus­ter com­man­der Bri­gadier Luntu Ngube­langa said: “As we are in the fes­tive sea­son po­lice will in­ten­sify their vis­i­bil­ity to en­sure that the com­mu­nity is safe.

“Po­lice will be on foot pa­trols and con­duct­ing stop and searches and those who break the law will be ar­rested and brought to court.”

● In Cen­tane two se­nior cit­i­zens were ar­rested in pos­ses­sion of a com­bined 25.4kg of dagga.

Cap­tain Jack­son Manatha said a 65-year-old man was ar­rested on Fri­day with 25kg – a street value of R25 000 – and charged with deal­ing in drugs. The same day in a dif­fer­ent Cen­tane vil­lage, a woman of 62 was ar­rested with about 400g.

● In Msobomvu po­lice ar­rested six men for stock theft.

“The sus­pects were ar­rested on Sun­day dur­ing the morn­ing at Ezite­neni in­for­mal set­tle­ment near Ex­ten­sion 15, But­ter­worth,” said Manatha.

“It is al­leged that a cow owner from Tanga vil­lage, But­ter­worth, was tipped off that his an­i­mal had been slaugh­tered in the in­for­mal set­tle­ment. He pro­ceeded with Msobomvu po­lice to the in­for­mal set­tle­ment. The sus­pects were found with cooked and un­cooked meat,” he said.

“They were all ar­rested and charged with stock theft. An­other cow was found in­jured not far from the in­for­mal set­tle­ment and it is sus­pected that it was go­ing to be slaugh­tered,” said Manatha.

Po­lice promised to be more vis­i­ble and proac­tive in ru­ral ar­eas and malls dur­ing this fes­tive sea­son to try and pre­vent crime.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

ON TAR­GET: Po­lice con­fis­cated dan­ger­ous weapons in Dun­can Vil­lage at the week­end

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