Cops vow to increase policing in CBD

CT police say they are committed to preventing drug smuggling in the Cape Town CBD.

SAPS on the scene. Picture: Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town law enforcement officials on Monday committed to preventing increased drug smuggling from taking place in the CBD.

The grand parade and station deck near the taxi rank have been identified as key hot spot areas.

It is alleged some high school pupils are bunking school to buy drugs from vendors.

There have also been claims that police officers are being paid to turn a blind eye.

Metro Police Chief Wayne Le Roux said, "We're going to be focusing on visible patrols, especially on the station deck and near the ATM's. We've stepped up these patrols and started off on Friday last week."

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato said they plan to increase patrols at other major transport interchanges as well.

"It can't be a once off arrangement; we will have to do it more often. The next target with be Bellville and from there on we'll move to Nyanga and then we'll move on to other areas as well."