8 arrested as CT cops crack down on drugs

Police nabbed four people on Friday and another four on Saturday.

Cape Town police arrested at least 8 suspects and confiscated drugs during a crack down on drugs on the Grand Parade. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - A citywide crackdown on drugs over the weekend saw eight people arrested and various amounts of _tik _(methamphetamine) and other narcotics confiscated.

Police nabbed four people on Friday and another four on Saturday.

The City of Cape Town's Wayne Dyson says the Grand Parade is a hotspot for drug activity.

“The iconic Grand Parade in Cape Town has in recent times been plagued by criminal activity. This poses a threat to locals and tourists who visit the area.”

He adds that they're increasingly vigilant in the area.

“The City of Cape Town, in response to this, has established a dedicated unit to focus on this area. A caravan that serves as a mobile office has been set up on the Parade. It has already led to eight arrests executed by officers over the past weekend.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)