Iimpimpi help nab drug dealers

2016-09-08 06:00
  Alert officers Constables Mncedisi Bembe, Lubabalo Mpokeli, Zine Mente and Masixole Mbali. The suspect is standing with his back to the camera.

Alert officers Constables Mncedisi Bembe, Lubabalo Mpokeli, Zine Mente and Masixole Mbali. The suspect is standing with his back to the camera.

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Community izimpimpi with a love for democracy and respect for the rule of law did not hesitate to call the police after noticing illegal activities at a house in Kuyasa’s Section 54.

And when they called, police on patrol made a quick u-turn to the dwelmshuis or drug den and apprehended a drug dealer.

Captain Siyabulela Vukubi said once the information was received, a police stability unit was deployed and they quickly made a breakthrough on arrival

“We received information about drugs and immediately pounced. On arrival the alert officers discovered 126 mandrax tablets as well as six packets of tik together with an as yet undisclosed amount of cash,” said Vukubi.

He said a 28-year old suspect was arrested and charged for possession of drugs.

.Harare SAPS Crime Prevention Unit also made arrest after drugs were discovered at a house in SST section in Town Two.

Acting on information, they discovered about 33 mandrax tablets.

A 30 year old male was arrested and has been charged for possession of mandrax tablets. Both suspects are expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court later in the week.

.Yesterday morning(Wednesday) police on patrol received yet another tip-off about dagga smuggling at SST Section in Town Two.

On arrival they conducted a search of the premises and discovered about 49 dagga stops and two parcels of the drug.

A 44 year old suspect was taken into custody to face charges of possession of dagga. He is expected to appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court soon.

Vukubi said these arrests are an indication of the challenges facing the community of Khayelitsha pertaining to drugs.

“As the police, we appreciate the positive information we receive from the community. Ubumpimpi mabande,” he said.

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