84 Manenberg arrests

2016-09-13 06:00

Manenberg police have arrested 63 people for the possession of drugs in the week up to Sunday 4 September during high density patrols – bicycle and foot patrols focused on gangs and drugs.

A total of 84 people have been arrested following the arrests of seven for theft, five for the possession of dangerous weapons, three for the possession of stolen property, two for attempted murder, two for burglary as well as one each for the possession of ammunition and rape. In the process 160 sticks of dagga, 37 mandrax tablets, 55 units of tik, four units of heroine, five ecstasy tablets as well as 72F of alcohol were confiscated.

“Alcohol still remains the main contributing factor to crime such as assaults and even murder,” says Captain Ian Bennett, Manenberg police spokesperson.

Station commander Colonel Hendri Hugo encourages the community to behave responsibly when it comes to the use of alcohol.

“Many of the cases, if not all, affect the family unit, often splitting the family, and the children suffer. This causes them to end up in gangs or even experiment with drugs,” he says.

Bennett adds that parents should take responsibility for their children and ensure that all children are in good care.

“We find that children often find themselves in the company of people who abuse them and the youth end up in abusive relationships, where it seems as if this is the norm. The vicious cycle of abuse must stop and need to be stopped by parents,” he concludes.

V Anyone seeking assistance can contact Manenberg police’s victim support room on 021 699 9400.

Manenberg police have arrested 63 people for the possession of drugs in the week up to Sunday 4 September during high density patrols – bicycle and foot patrols focused on gangs and drugs.

A total of 84 people have been arrested following the arrests of seven for theft, five for the possession of dangerous weapons, three for the possession of stolen property, two for attempted murder, two for burglary as well as one each for the possession of ammunition and rape. In the process 160 sticks of dagga, 37 mandrax tablets, 55 units of tik, four units of heroine, five ecstasy tablets as well as 72F of alcohol were confiscated.

“Alcohol still remains the main contributing factor to crime such as assaults and even murder,” says Captain Ian Bennett, Manenberg police spokesperson.

“We find that children often find themselves in the company of people who abuse them and the youth end up in abusive relationships, where it seems as if this is the norm. The vicious cycle of abuse must stop and need to be stopped by parents,” he concludes.

V Contact Manenberg police on 021 699 9400.

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