P­lett cops ho­nou­red in pro­vin­ce

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Crime | Misdaad - Yo­lan­dé S­tan­der

Po­li­ce’s ef­forts in P­let­ten­berg Bay as they fig­ht a­gainst the il­le­gal d­rug tra­de, we­re re­cog­ni­sed du­ring a pres­ti­gi­ous a­ward ce­re­mo­ny re­cent­ly.

At the pro­vin­ci­al SAPS Ex­cel­len­ce P­res­ti­ge a­wards in the We­stern Ca­pe, held an­nu­al­ly, the to­wn’s of­fi­cers re­cei­ved an a­ward for the top d­rug success in the pro­vin­ce. The ce­re­mo­ny was held at the Cen­tu­ry Ci­ty Con­fe­ren­ce Cen­t­re on 21 Oc­to­ber, to ho­nour tho­se who ha­ve go­ne beyond the call of du­ty.

Po­li­ce spo­kes­per­son Cap­tain Mar­le­ne Pie­ter­se said that mem­bers of the to­wn’s shift C we­re re­cog­ni­sed for their work du­ring a mas­si­ve d­rug bust in De­cem­ber last y­e­ar.

“Work do­ne by the­se mem­bers sho­wed their de­di­ca­ti­on and com­mit­ment to their work,” Pie­ter­se said.

The d­rug bust took pla­ce on 26 De­cem­ber 2016 at a­bout 00:30 du­ring a stop-and-se­arch on the N2 at the traf­fic ci­r­cle ne­ar the S­hell Ul­tra Ci­ty.

Pie­ter­se said the of­fi­cers spot­ted a whi­te Volks­wa­gen A­ma­rok dou­ble cab bak­kie with a pro­tecti­ve co­ver o­ver the lo­ad bin.

“They stop­ped the vehi­cle and se­ar­ched it with the con­sent of the d­ri­ver.”

Du­ring their se­arch mem­bers dis­co­ve­r­ed raw tik un­der the co­ver. The d­rugs we­re pac­ked in dif­fe­rent por­rid­ge pack­a­ging se­a­led with bro­wn ad­he­si­ve ta­pe.

“It weig­hed 80kg and had an es­ti­ma­ted va­lue of R28-mil­li­on. The d­rugs and the vehi­cle we­re con­fis­ca­ted.

“We are al­ways very proud of our mem­bers for their com­mit­ment to pro­tecting and ser­ving our com­mu­ni­ty and it is won­der­ful that their ef­forts are being re­cog­ni­sed.”

P­ho­to: Sup­p­lied

P­let­ten­berg Bay po­li­ce of­fi­cers we­re ho­nou­red for their fig­ht a­gainst the il­le­gal d­rug tra­de. Back from left: Con­sta­bles M­pan­gi­so T­hem­ba­let­hu and Lu­gel­wa Hi­ti, Ser­ge­ant Rob­bert Be­zui­den­hout, and Con­sta­bles Si­z­we M­ju­za, Non­gan­ga Siy­a­vuya and N­ga­li Si­bu­le­lo. Front: Cap­tain M­buyi­se­li M­tin­ga­ne, Co­lo­nel No­lan Mi­cha­els and Li­eu­te­nant Co­lo­nel S­hie­la Pal­mer.

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