Four arrested on drug, fraud charges

Sea Point SAPS arrested three men who were in possession of drugs and in a separate incident a 26-year old woman was arrested for various charges, including drug possession and fraud.

Police spokesman Captain Cyril Dicks said the three drug arrests, on Friday July 22, resulted from a tip-off about a vehicle that may have been involved in robberies.

“SAPS, in partnership with the Sea Point City Improvement District LPR (License Plate Recognition) camera systems spotted the vehicle parked outside the holiday apartments in Sea Point Main Road,” said Captain Dicks.

“During an investigation they found persons, identified with the vehicle in question, booked inside the property. Three arrests were made for possession of drugs on all three suspects aged, 47, 28 and 26,” he said, adding that they appeared in the Cape Town magistrate’s court on Monday July 25.

On the same night, said Captain Dicks, Sea Point SAPS received a call from the Peninsula Hotel about a suspicious phone call they had received from an anonymous woman who identified herself the representative of an owner of one of the apartments in the building.

“They found this very suspicious and decided to call Sea Point SAPS, who responded quickly and found a female with the security in the building,” Captain Dicks said.

While questioning the woman, he said, the police officers had become suspicious and asked to go through her belongings.

“They found drugs in her possession and proceeded with the arrest and transported her to the Sea Point SAPS for further investigation,” Captain Dicks said.

At the police station, she was asked to identify herself by handing in her ID document, which was found to fraudulent as the photo had been swopped.

Her actual details were confirmed when the SAPS system showed that she was being sought in connection with other theft cases in which the same modus operandi had been used.

The 26-year-old woman was arrested on charges of fraud, possession of drugs, defeating the ends of justice and possession of suspected stolen property. She appeared in court on Tuesday July 26.

Camps Bay SAPS the arrested a man and seized a .38 special revolver with four rounds of ammunition around 2am on Sunday July 24.

Police had noticed the man acting suspiciously while they were patrolling in Victoria Road and when they searched him, noticed a bulge in his clothing which turned out to be a stainless steel .38 special revolver with its serial number filed off.

The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was arrested and appeared in court on Monday July 25.