Woodstock SAPS, with the assistance of various Law Enforcement agencies, executed a legally authorised cordon off and search warrant in Railway street, Mascani, during the early hours of Friday, 22 June 2018, at approximately 04:30.
During the execution of the warrant by the multidisciplinary forces led to the arrest of 50 suspects (21 women and 39 men) for trespassing on PRASA property, and two suspects for being in possession of burned copper cables with an estimated weight of 60 kg, a plastic bank bag containing tik, one Dell laptop and a variety of equipment used in the abuse of drugs.
During a preliminary investigation it was also determined that one of the suspects was wanted on a warrant of arrest for an outstanding case dating back to 2017.
The operation was conducted after community and businesses in the closest perimeter of Mascani informal settlement logged various complaints about antisocial behaviour, drug abuse, drug peddling, prostitution, robberies and business break-ins.
All the arrested suspects are due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25 June 2018.
The Western Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen KE Jula was very pleased with this huge success and expressed his sincere appreciation to all the officers who unconditionally braced the cold weather to restore and maintain Law and Order in the crime affected area. He vouched that high density, concentrated operations of this nature will be ongoing to ensure the safety and security of all the inhabitants of the Woodstock policing precinct and its visitors
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