Cops crack down on drug dens

2017-02-21 06:00
Woodstock police went on a six-hour long raid and confiscated drugs in the area yesterday morning. PHOTO: police

Woodstock police went on a six-hour long raid and confiscated drugs in the area yesterday morning. PHOTO: police

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Woodstock police are sweeping their streets clean of drugs and crime.

Yesterday morning they held a six-hour raid which resulted in the police officers confiscating 22 live shot-gun rounds, six parcels of dagga, 12 stoppe, one dagga tree and stolen property.

Woodstock police spokesperson Sergeant Hilton Malila says Woodstock police officers together with held an operation with police officers of the Cape Town policing cluster and other law enforcement agencies and made various confiscations and arrests.

“The raid was from 04:00 till 10:00. Various vehicle checkpoints were executed and we issued 44 fines to the value of R31 400,” says Malila.

In an ongoing effort to fight crime, the police officers pounced on an alleged drug dealer in Pine Road in a surprise arrest last Tuesday.

Malila says the arrest was made at 13 Pine Road during operations aimed at tackling well-known drug houses in the area. Officers of the crime prevention unit raided the property and arrested a 22-year-old woman found in possession of 27 mandrax tablets.

“It is believed that the drugs were shifted to this address after multiple confiscations at the known drug house at 5 Pine Road.”

Malila says officers outsmarted those selling drugs in the street by returning to search 5 Pine Road an hour later.

“Within an hour officers returned and swooped in on the main drug outlet at 5 Pine Road. They used the element of surprise as they thought the suspects would think that police would not return after the first catch.”

At this house they found tik with an estimated street value of R25 000. They also arrested a 31-year-old woman.

Malila says this woman is believed to be the main drug supplier in the street.

“We will keep on squeezing the drug dealers in Woodstock and clean our streets,” says station commander Colonel Dumizweni Ntsezo.

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