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Arrest more gang leaders - Plato

WC Community Safety MEC welcomes the arrest of a renowned gang leader in Hanover Park.

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato addresses the media on 21 August 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato on Saturday said police should make more of a concerted effort to arrest drug and gang kingpins.

It followed the arrest of a renowned gang leader in Hanover Park on Friday, who was believed to be linked to various organized crime syndicates.

"Our rehabilitation centres, as a result of drug abuse, are full … because drugs are flowing into Cape Town," he said.

Two well-known gang leaders, Shafiek John and Nigel Johnson were also arrested in Hanover Park for violating their parole conditions.