New WC top cop hits the streets in Operation Lockdown

Police conducted Operation Lockdown in some of the worst crime and drug hotspots in Belhar.

Newly appointed WC police commissioner Lt Gen Khombinkosi Jula joins Operation Lockdown. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Newly appointed Western Cape Police Commissioner Khombinkosi Jula on Thursday joined police in an anti-crime operation in Belhar.

Police conducted Operation Lockdown in some of the worst crime and drug hotspots in the area.

At the first house in Extension 19, two people were swiftly arrested after police seized and confiscated more than 50 packets of tik worth about R30 each.

Police discovered roughly 300 Mandrax tablets at another home in a neighbouring suburb and arrested two women there.

Dozens of police, including Jula and former acting provincial commissioner Thembisile Patekile, raced from house to house to sweep on suspected drug dens.

This was Jula's first official media engagement since he started his new post last week.

Jula has about 30 years' experience in the police service.