Drug dealer arrested

2015-11-26 06:00
 Photo: supplied Verulam SAPS officers with the confiscated drugs and money.

Photo: supplied Verulam SAPS officers with the confiscated drugs and money.

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THE clampdown on the drug trade at taxi ranks in Verulam continued with the arrest of a 25-year-old drug dealer in the CBD by the Verulam SAPS at the weekend.

According to Verulam SAPS communications officer, Mark Prakasim, the arrest was made as part of the current operations to deal with the emergence of the drug trade at taxi ranks around Verulam.

The recent arrest was made at the Trenance Park Taxi rank on Wick Street.

“These hot spots are currently under constant observation,” said Prakasim.

“This arrest follows weeks of observation by our crime prevention unit.”

The 25-year-old was found with 42 straws of heroin.

“We are warning drug dealers and anyone associated to the drug trade that police are taking these illegal operations seriously and it will not be tolerated,” said Prakasim.

“We are going to further step up our efforts during the festive period to curb the drug trade and a satellite station will be erected at the taxi rank,” he added.

Police also arrested 17 people around Verulam for possession of drugs in the community.

Prakasim commended the officers for the arrests.

“We are also urging the community to continue working with us and report any drug related activities to us. Together we can make Verulam a drug free zone,” said Prakasim.

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