Conviction for drug dealer and Bothasig man in possession of a rock lobster

Focused joint operations by police stations, neighbourhood watches, provincial traffic, law enforcement and security companies in the Milnerton SAPS Cluster led to 106 arrests in Milnerton and Table View.

From Sunday October 23 to Sunday October 30, operations were held each day, focused on the possession of drugs, the illegal sale of liquor, theft out of motor vehicles, gang violence and assaults.

In Table View, three suspects were arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of car-breaking tools.

Another three people were arrested for being in possession of drugs such as dagga, mandrax and crystal methamphetamine (tik), while another was arrested for being in possession of car-breaking tools.

Thirteen suspects were also arrested for being drunk in public.

In Milnerton four people were arrested for dealing in liquor; 76 people were arrested for being drunk in public.

Two people were arrested for being in possession of drugs, while three were arrested for being
in possession of dangerous weapons.

One for possession of housebreaking implements.

Major General Aneeqah Jordaan, the commander of the Milnerton SAPS Cluster, commended all roleplayers involved in the arrests affected during this period and urged all SAPS
employees in the cluster to continue with the good work.

On Wednesday October 26 a man who had been caught dealing cocaine and crystal methamphetamine in Bothasig area earlier that month was found guilty of drug dealing charges and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.

The convicted man was one of two suspects detained by Bothasig SAPS on Thursday September 1 following an undercover operation conducted against drug dealers.

On Thursday September 29, a Bothasig resident was found guilty of charges of possession of rock lobster without a valid permit.

The resident was arrested on Saturday May 21 after being caught in possession of 1 376 crayfish tails and crayfish to the value of about R100 000.

He received a fine of R30 000 or 24 months in jail of which R10 000 or 12 months’ imprisonment was suspended for five years.

“Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Jacobs is happy with the convictions and the stiff sentences.

“He congratulated the detective and his team for the good results that were achieved,” said Bothasig SAPS media spokesperson, Warrant Officer Jacques Mostert.