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2020/10/12      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

More than thirty suspects were apprehended and various drugs confiscated in the past two days in the Nyanga Cluster precinct.  The arrests and drugs were the result of various crime prevention operations conducted in the cluster.

Some drugs were found stashed underneath a stone which was on the pavement in NY57in Gugulethu area. Others were recovered in Elsies River area and other stations.

In a separate incident two suspects are due to appear in Athlone Magistrates' Court once charged facing charges of robbery, attempted hijacking and attack on police. The duo aged 17 and 20 attempted to hijacked an e-hailing driver.

The members were on patrol in the area of Browns Farm when they were stopped by the driver informing them that he had just been robbed by unknown eight suspects as he arrived at the address. He showed the direction the suspects took and police spotted the suspects. When they were approaching one suspect attacked  a police official by stabbing him on his shoulder. Police retaliated and all suspects attacked the police. Ultimately two suspects were apprehended with one being injured and taken for medical attention.

Police recovered the complainant’s I phone and the weapon used by the suspect to stab the member.

All suspects aged between 17 and will appear in Athlone Magistrates' Court on the mentioned charges.

The members were praised for the successes they achieved.

Various drugs were confiscated
Various drugs were confiscated