Fresh tik haul worth R14 000
Cops on visibility drive throughout Eastern Cape
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.
ON TARGET: Police confiscated dangerous weapons in Duncan Village at the weekend