Police in Harare, Khayelitsha have in the course of the week exerted their authority on criminals since Monday 04 October 2021 until early hours of Saturday 09 October 2021.

As part of the Project 8 station, Harare SAPS conducted operations across their policing precinct in the efforts to ensure the safety of all the citizens. The operations that were conducted included vehicle check points (VCP), vehicle and foot patrols, random stop and search and execution of search warrants. During the operations a total of 51 arrests were effected over this period.

A total of nine suspects were arrested for illegal dealing in liquor, 10 for possession of drugs, three for dealing in drugs, nine were caught for drunk driving, nine for assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH), five for possession of dangerous weapon while one suspect was arrested for murder and one for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition respectively.

The operations continued last night where visible policing members concentrated on hotspots with blue light patrols preventing carjacking, house robberies as well as street robberies. During the operations suspects who had drugs and dangerous weapons in their possession were brought to book. A large quantity of dagga and few mandrax tablets and tik were confiscated while a substantial amount of liquor was confiscated from illegal liquor outlets.

In one instance police were on vehicle patrols with Law Enforcement on Thursday 07 October 2021 when they stopped and searched two suspicious males in 41 Block Makhaza at approximately 21:45. A Z88 pistol was found on a suspect, which had its serial number filed off and was loaded with two rounds. A 34-year-old suspect was arrested and charged for possession of prohibited firearm and ammunition. The suspect has made a court appearance in Khayelitsha Magistrate Court.

Police also brought to book a 22-year-old suspect who has been charged for allegedly stabbing to death a 30-year-old male victim on Monday 06 September 2021 at approximately 21:00. The incident allegedly occurred at corners of Steve Biko and Walter Sisulu Roads in Mandela Park. The victim passed away in a nearby hospital. The suspect has since been traced and was eventually arrested.

Police management applauded the dedication of the police members and commended the deployment of Law Enforcement officers in the area to reinforce police visibility.

Source: South African Police Service

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