City Law Enforcement officers stationed at the Grand Parade kicked off the new year by making several drug-related arrests.
Six men and three women were caught with tik.
In an attempt to clean up the parade, the City of Cape Town last year deployed 18 officers to the space.
A marked caravan, which stays open 24-hours a day and serves as a contact point for the public, was stationed at the parade after an increase in complaints, which included pickpocketing, robbery, illegal and roaming traders, and loitering (“Grand Parade security plan”, Capetowner, September 7, 2017).
The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyson, said the Grand Parade is clearly a hot spot for drug activity.
Mr Dyson added that the heightened vigilance and dedication of the officers who are stationed at the Grand Parade would ensure that it is once more a safe space for everyone who frequent it.