Western Cape: During the past week, stations within the Milnerton Cluster held various visible policing operations, which included foot patrols in malls and in hot spot areas.
Road blocks were held in partnership with Provincial Traffic Services, Law Enforcement, Neighbourhood Watch groups and security companies.
This partnership yielded success when, stop and search operations of suspicious vehicles in Atlantis resulted in the confiscation of two home-made firearms with a variety of rounds, including 9 mm, and the arrest of two suspects.
Sixteen suspects were arrested for dealing in illegal substances which included cannabis sativa (dagga), crystal methamphetamine (tik) and mandrax tablets. A suspect was also arrested for dealing in liquor.
Eleven arrests for drunkenness, another for being in possession of a dangerous weapon (knife), an arrest for rape and an arrest for burglary were also made.
On Saturday 23 July at 06:00 police from Riebeeck West responded to a scene where a 38-year-old victim had been stabbed several times and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
It was alleged that the deceased and the suspect had had an argument over a cell phone. Unfortunately the suspect ran away at the time, but he was arrested not long thereafter. A murder case was opened for investigation.
The Cluster Commander, Major General Aneeqah Jordaan, commended the SAPS employees as well as the organisations who formed part of partnership policing that were involved in the successes during the week.