Tongaat SAPS make 64 arrests in July

Standing firm on putting criminals behind bars, Tongaat SAPS arrested 64 people in July in an effort to decrease the high crime rate.

Instances of alcohol abuse, hijackings and theft have been on the increase in Tongaat central and surrounding areas since the beginning of the year.

Tongaat SAPS spokesperson captain Patrick Ngwane said the arrests were made through a series of roadblocks, crime prevention patrols and stop and search operations that are set to continue.

“There were 16 cases of driving motor vehicles while under the influence of liquor, 13 cases for drunk and disorderly conduct, 16 cases for possession of dagga, eight cases for possession of heroin, two cases for possession of cocaine, one case for possession of mandrax, seven cases for dealing in liquor without a license and two cases for possession of property suspected to have been stolen.”

The Tongaat station commander, colonel N Moodley, commended SAPS members for their commitment and dedication to their job in keeping the community safe.

Ngwane said the arrests would serve as a warning to criminals.


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