Police target gangs, drugs

2015-06-09 06:00

In continued efforts to curb gang violence in the area a crime operation was conducted in Grassy Park on Friday evening.

The joint operation kicked off late afternoon with an arrest soon after when a 36-year-old man was arrested for dealing in and possession of drugs. The police found 26 packets of tik, unga, dagga and an unconfirmed amount of cash at his residence in Parkwood.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the crime prevention operation was done with support from the Mitchell’s Plain police.

Police members carried out stop-and-searches in Ottery, Lotus River, Grassy Park and Parkwood.

Various houses were searched. Where illegal activity was suspected searches were carried out with search warrants.

“Seven suspects were taken in for profiling after they were found at a home in Ottery. They were, however, not detained,” Kleinsmith says.

“Another man, aged 45, was arrested for dealing in and possession of drugs when 97 mandrax half tablets were found in his Parkwood home.”

Kleinsmith adds the operation was successful and no gang activity was reported after it occurred.


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