Mother arrested for drugs

2016-05-10 06:00
A 59-year-old woman was arrested for 61 packets of dagga after she warned her son to run away when police came to her premises for a raid.

A 59-year-old woman was arrested for 61 packets of dagga after she warned her son to run away when police came to her premises for a raid.

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A 59-year-old woman was arrested on Friday 29 April after she was nabbed with drugs in Parkwood.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says the woman was arrested at about 12:30 in Viljoen Walk after police followed up on a tip-off.

“When police arrived at the woman’s home she warned her son, who is also wanted, that the police were in front. She shouted for her son to run,” Kleinsmith says.

The suspect managed to get away as police tried to enter the gate, Kleinsmith confirms.

“The mother of the fugitive was subsequently arrested after 61 packets of high grade dagga were found.”

Station commander Colonel Shawn van Wyk has made an urgent appeal to residents to continue supporting crime prevention in the precinct. “The community needs to understand they have an important role to play in stabilising crime-ravaged communities. It requires being strong and not hiding perpetrators of crime. You could be arrested for abetting of a suspect involved in crimes.”

He says by doing this perpetrators and their accomplices do not have the interest or the well-being of their community at heart. “I want to appeal to the community not to hide criminals – especially those involved in drug trafficking. The efforts to rid our community are weakened when mothers of these perpetrators assist them to get away when raids are done,” Van Wyk says.

The woman appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on charges of dealing in, alternatively possession of, drugs on Tuesday 3 May.

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