City confiscates illegal poisons

2017-04-21 11:40
One of the confiscated items.

One of the confiscated items. (City of Cape Town )

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A range of illegal poisons were confiscated from traders at the Philippi Train Station today (21 April). 

According to a report from Mayco member for safety and security and social services, JP Smith, officials from the environmental health department and Law Enforcement officers conducted a raid  Philippi Station to look for illegal pesticides. 

“We found several traders with illegal poisons such as ‘Aldicarb’ which was banned 15 years ago. We found traders selling the notorious ‘Two Step’ because you take two steps before you die after ingesting it. This poison was implicated [in the] poisoning case in Samora Machel recently where two children died.” 

He says all traders who were found with these poisons were charged and their goods confiscated.

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