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Cluster cops clamp down

A total of 691 suspects were arrested across the Blue Downs Police Cluster in the last week for various offences.

Delft police spokesperson, Constable Jacqueline Ruka, says a total of 78 suspects were detained in Kuils River, 82 in Kleinvlei, 128 in Mfuleni, 73 in Belhar, 152 in Delft, 75 in Ravensmead and a total of 103 in Bellville South.

“Of these suspects, 294 arrests were drug related. Bellville South police brought in the most arrests where drugs are concerned, with a total of 55 arrests,” Ruka says.

Meanwhile Blue Downs cluster commander Major General Vincent Beaton commended the police as well as other forces including the reservist, Metro Police, Traffic and neighbourhood watch members for the sterling performance which contributed to the success in the cluster.

Beaton has issued a warning to the community to be vigilant at all times when driving, especially during the night, as there is a marked increase in reported cases of hijacking throughout the precinct.

Ruka says Beaton also expressed caution to taxi users to be extra vigilant while using public transport.

“He urged the public to assist the police in finding all most wanted suspects in the cluster as this could mean a safer environment for the public,” she says.

Ruka says on Friday 10 March at about 14:30 while the Blue Downs stabilisation unit and the tactical response team were patrolling the Delft South taxi rank, officers discovered 25 R5 bullets and two 9mm bullets abandoned in a container used as an office at the taxi rank.

“No arrests were made as of yet,” she says. Ruka says the officers also retrieved a 9mm Parabellum pistol with 15 bullets and a firearm magazine.

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