Man arrested with almost 1kg of dagga

2015-12-08 06:00
Kirstenhof police arrested a man in Westlake with dagga worth R2000.

Kirstenhof police arrested a man in Westlake with dagga worth R2000.

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A man (39) was arrested in Westlake last week for possession of almost a kilogram of dagga.

Members of the Kirstenhof crime prevention unit were alerted to a house in Otto Street on Thursday last week. They went to investigate possible drug activities there.

Sergeant Deidre Solomon, police spokesperson, says the officers came across a man who was busy packaging dagga into small parcels.

“In the suspect’s possession was 56 stoppe dagga wrapped in newspaper. A further search by the officers of the suspect’s residence led to the discovery of two plastic bags containing dagga,” she says.

The 760g dagga confiscated has a street value of R2000.

“The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of dagga and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court,” Solomon says.

. Meanwhile, Kirstenhof police launched their 16 Days of Activism campaign in the Kirstenhof police trauma room.

An open day was held to inform the community of the services offered in the room. Solomon says the event was well attended and included visitors from the various schools, retirement residences, crime watches and people who have helped the trauma room throughout the year with donations.

“Ward councillor Penny East also attended the day in support of the fight against crimes against women and children. The volunteers were there to greet the visitors with tea and refreshments and to explain the volunteer work that is done for the community,” she says.

Get help“Gender-based violence in all its different appearances is incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person and must be eradicated,” Solomon adds.

She urges victims who are being abused in any way or readers who know of anyone who is being abused, to reach out and get help. Call the Kirstenhof police station on 021 701 2426 or the Kirstenhof trauma room paging service on 021 712 6699 to speak to one of the volunteers confidentially.

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