Law enforcement joint operations suffocate criminalsPublished: January 22, 2023
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The ongoing Joint Operations between SAPS and the Metro Police against serious crimes like murder and drug trafficking are yielding positive results.
This follows several gang related deaths that were reported
The two law enforcement entities have since embarked on
weekly operations in all the hotspot areas across the City.
The operations include stop and searches, unannounced raids
in places or areas that have been identified to be problematic and law
enforcement on taverns and other similar establishments.
Yesterday just before 22h00 the Joint Operations Team
conducted a disruptive search in the Northern areas. Northern Areas is one of
the areas that have been experiencing violent deaths that are linked to
gangsterism and drugs.
On arrival at the place in Gelvandale the team found dagga
weighing 6.259kg with a street value of R14300, Mushrooms worth R1800 and R3074
One person was arrested for dealing in drugs and committing
an offence of selling drugs in the presence of a police officer.
A further search was conducted in and around the premises where
nine packets of cocaine weighing 17g were found abandoned in backyard. Both the
dagga, cocaine and the money were confiscated.
Metro Police Commissioner Moses said the intention of these
operations is to suffocate the criminals. "We want to suffocate them with
the intention of flushing them out of our communities and keeping them in jail
where they belong," said Commissioner Moses.
He said these operations will not stop and will cover all
areas of Nelson Mandela Bay. "We cannot live in a place where criminals
are living freely and enjoying themselves while our communities live in fear
and the future of the children is being destroyed," said Moses.