Operation Lockdown yields more successes in Port Elizabeth over long weekend
Since the start of Operation Lockdown in March 2016, the various intervention teams deployed to the Northern Areas suburbs of Port Elizabeth - Bethelsdorp and Gelvandale, have achieved significant successes, police said on Tuesday.
According to police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu; "Suspects have been arrested on a daily basis for serious crimes, detained and brought before a court of law. Illegal firearms, ammunition, drugs and other items are being confiscated on a daily basis and positive responses have been forthcoming from communities in both areas on the efforts of these teams in ‘cleaning up the areas’ of drugs and gang-related crimes."
The following successes were achieved from 25 April 2016 – 1 May 2016 :
No of Arrests
Type of Crime
Possession of / Dealing in Drugs including dagga, tik, cocaine and mandrax .
Murder x 2 ,defeating the ends of justice, possession of suspected stolen property, discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
Some of the Confiscations
Type of Exhibits Seized
Large quantities of Dagga, tik mandrax and stilpane tablets
Firearms (.38 special revolver and 9mm Norinco pistol) with ammunition
Substantial amount of cash
"Apart from the successes achieved through Operation Lockdown, policing in other station precincts) in the Mount Road Cluster also achieved a number of arrests," said Colonel Naidu.
"A total of 61 people were arrested this weekend (29/04 – 1/05) for various crimes committed which include, among others, house robbery, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of suspected stolen property, drunken driving, possession of drugs, domestic violence, attempted murder and shoplifting."
All arrested persons are expected to appear in court soon.
"The communities of Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp areas have been very co-operative and have been instrumental in providing anonymous ‘tip offs’ to police."
The police would like to encourage them to continue to do so. Information may be reported anonymously on 08600 10111 or to Colonel Malizo Ralane on 082 442 1663. All information reported to police will be treated as strictly confidential. Be the eyes and ears of the police and together we can make our communities safer.
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