As part of their weekend operations, City traffic and Metro Police officers held a number of roadblocks in Gugulethu, Mitchells Plain, Mandalay, Claremont and Kleinvlei. One suspect was found with three bags full of dagga worth R40 000 in the boot of his car. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Service and Metro Police Department arrested 148 suspects and issued a total of 1 551 fines for various other offences over the past few days.
On Sunday 4 September 2016 City traffic and Metro Police officers gave chase after a driver, who had tested positive for being over the alcohol limit, fled a roadblock held in Spine Road in Mitchells Plain. The officers followed the vehicle through the streets of Mitchells Plain while the driver disregarded many road rules trying to evade them. The officers eventually stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, but the passenger fled on foot. Upon further inspection, the officers found three bags in the boot containing dagga, weighing roughly 6 kg with a street value of approximately R40 000. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless and negligent driving, and possession of dagga.
During a public transport operation in Mandalay on 1 September 2016, officers arrested two suspects – one for being in possession of a stolen motorcycle and the other for furnishing false information. The officers also impounded four vehicles and issued 569 fines for various other offences.
On the same day, during an enforcement operation in Bellville, officers arrested three suspects for reckless and negligent driving, resisting arrest, and common assault respectively. The officers also impounded vehicles and issued 475 fines for various other offences.
During an enforcement operation on Friday 2 September 2016 in the Claremont area, officers arrested eight suspects for reckless and negligent driving. They also impounded six vehicles and issued 273 fines for various other offences.