Joint operations in Ocean View yield success

Two separate joint operations in May resulted in arrests in Ocean View.

On the night of Friday May 12, Law Enforcement teamed up with SAPS for a joint operation during which six houses were searched, eight arrests were made – six for dealing in mandrax and one for possession of dagga – and one illegal immigrant arrested.

In addition to this, 243 stop-and-search operations were conducted and 17 house shops closed, while nine fines, totalling R23 300, were issued.

On Friday May 4, Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6, 14 arrests were made.

All arrests resulted from an operation conducted by Ocean View police, Law Enforcement, Metro police and military police.

The 14 were aged between 22 and 56 and were arrested for charges relating to murder, possession of drugs and possession of dangerous weapons.

One person had been found with 246 packets of high quality, compressed dagga with an unknown street value.

Inaseparateincident, another suspect was found with 33 packets of tik with an estimated street value of R1 290. All the suspects were charged and appeared in the Simon’s Town Magistrates court.

Sergeant Leon Fortuin
of Ocean View SAPS said station management hoped that the community had noticed the increased police visibility, and that trust could be
restored between the community and the police.

“The arrest for murder occurred in Masiphumelele after the victim died from injuries after being stabbed at a local shebeen.

The police had also been closingdownshebeens
all weekend, but this shebeen managed to re-open after the police had left, and the police members were busy with arrests.

The police will continue closing down shebeens in
Masiphumelele and Ocean View,” Sergeant Fortuin said.

“We will continue to maintain a high police visibility in
Ocean View to ensure that the community can live without the fear of crime and can feel safe in their homes once again,” Sergeant Fortuin said.