Success in Cape Town police operations

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Success in Cape Town police operations

Cape Town police have made several arrests and seized illegal firearms, drugs, and stolen property, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

During the course of Friday until the early hours of Saturday morning additional police resources and other law enforcement agencies were deployed in the Khayelitsha and Nyanga areas to address the crime situation, spokesman Lt-Col Colonel Andrè Traut said.

During these operations seven people were arrested for the possession of stolen property, four for house robbery, four for being in possession of drugs, and one for attempted murder.

The arrested suspects were due to appear in court on Monday to face the charges against them.

“We are satisfied with the outcome of our endeavours and will continue to maintain a high police visibility in these areas,” Traut said.

The SA Police Service operations continued in other crime affected areas and were concluded on Saturday afternoon. In Gugulethu five suspects were arrested for house robbery and a vehicle hijacked in Durbanville last week was recovered.

One suspect was arrested in Khayelitsha for possession of illegal ammunition and in Gugulethu drugs were confiscated during the search of a hostel. The circumstances surrounding the discovery of the drugs were still under investigation. The arrested suspects would also appear in court on Monday.

In another operation, a man was arrested in Hanover Park for possession of an illegal firearm.

“Our operational endeavours to quell the violence in the Hanover Park area has led to the arrest of a 23-year-old male for the illegal possession of a firearm and one round of ammunition last night [Friday].

“We will continue to deploy additional resources to the area to address gang-related crime in Hanover Park,” Traut said.

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