Dagga seller arrested

2015-08-18 06:00

A man known for selling drugs to schoolchildren was arrested during a crime prevention operation in Wynberg.

The man was arrested on Friday the previous week near Luxar Park.

Warrant Officer Silvino Davids, spokesperson of Wynberg police station, says the 34-year-old Congolese man had 70 dagga cigarettes and 9 bankies of dagga.

“He was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and fined R1500,” he says.

The suspect appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday last week.

. Police arrested another Congolese man in a separate drug bust in Eber Road.

“The 32-year-old man was found with 36 heroin units, four mandrax tablets and 82 packets of tik,” Davids says.

He appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday last week and was fined R1500.

. Davids says police continue to monitor the subways in the police precinct as a number of armed robberies have been reported.

Last week five people were threatened and robbed at knife point.

“The robberies occurred at Piers Road, Park Road and Wittebome Station subways and the people targeted were alone,” he says.

Davids says the robberies occur at any time of the day, but mostly after 15:00.

“The victims were robbed of cellphones, handbags, jewellery and any valuables they may have,” he says.

Police urge commuters to be extra vigilant when walking through the subways and to report suspicious people.

. Meanwhile, police are also investigating four cases of car theft. Last week a Nissan bakkie, Toyota Corolla, Isuzu and VW Caddy bakkie were reported stolen.

“The vehicles were stolen from a parking lot in Wynberg between 09:00 and 12:00,” he says.

Davids says there were also cases of theft out of cars reported and laptops, hard drives and flash drives were stolen.

“We urge residents once again not to leave any valuables in their vehicles. Remove all items of value from your car once you have parked your car. The cars targeted are usually the ones parked on the street in full view of opportunistic criminals,” he says

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