Drugs found in township homes are common

2015-08-13 06:00

FINDING drugs in township homes is not uncommon any more.

In April two women from Thornville near Hopewell were arrested after police found drugs in their homes.

Nompumelelo and Nontobeko Vilakazi appeared in court facing a charge of selling drugs.

Last Sunday, Plessislaer police made a drug discovery in Caluza.

After receiving information about someone selling drugs, members of the Plessislaer Crime Prevention Unit went to a Caluza house and found drugs in the five-roomed house of 38-year-old Simphiwe Ngcobo, who was then arrested.

“Police went to the house and upon arrival they searched the five-roomed house where they discovered 79 parcels of dagga on a bed, eight ecstasy tablets, 18 heroin and whoonga straws in a plastic bag. Also in the plastic was powder used to make whoonga. There were also empty straws in the plastic,” said Captain Musa Ntombela.

Ngcobo was arrested and appeared in court last Monday.

Ward 20 councillor Thulani Xulu said he has had several meetings in Caluza preaching the gospel.

“I have been preaching that drug lords must be arrested. I have given the Plessislaer station commander, Mandla Gwala, sleepless nights with regards to the drug issue. He knows and has played his part.

“Drugs affect everyone in the community. Police cannot do this alone, they need the community to be part and parcel of the struggle. We have had incidents where the community has taken the law into their own hands in dealing with the matter. We don’t support that. We say let’s work together with the police,” said Xulu. - Supplied

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