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Unlucky 13th for criminals as police clamp down

by Nurene Jassiem
17 Oct 2006
Peoples Post
Peoples Post

Friday the 13th proved to be an unlucky day for criminals and shebeen owners in the Manenberg and Heideveld areas as police clamped down on illegal activity.

Manenberg police went out in full force on Friday night raiding dozens of alleged drug houses and issuing fines of up to R500 to illegal shebeen operators in the Heideveld and Manenberg areas.

During one operation the intervention unit of the police confiscated 375 parcels of dagga. Although some of the house raids did not yield any illegal substances, police ensured that they served a serious warning on the home-owners against any future illegal activities.

During another raid police found a tog bag filled with pirated CD's and a tin box containing lollies used to consume tik as well as R510 at a well-known drug dealer's house in Heideveld.

A further 24 dagga parcels, were confiscated in subsequent raids and a total of 29 people were arrested on various charges.

In a separate incident on Monday morning (16th October), four males in a white Toyota conquest reportedly shot at Inspector Andre Heldsinger of the Manenberg Police's missing persons unit. It is alleged that the suspects dropped their firearms while fleeing and were later apprehended by members of the Manenberg Police. Three firearms were later recovered near Dagbreek Primary School in Heideveld and two suspects were arrested in connection with the shooting.

The incident happened in the vicinity of Rooiberg Crescent in Heideveld and the motive for the attack is unknown.

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