Police arrest heroin dealer and friends

2015-12-01 06:00
Warrant Officer Goliath Botman of the Wynberg police station was part of the team that arrested three suspects found in possession of drugs.  PHOTO: astrid februarie

Warrant Officer Goliath Botman of the Wynberg police station was part of the team that arrested three suspects found in possession of drugs. PHOTO: astrid februarie

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During a crime prevention operation Wynberg police arrested three men for the possession of heroin, one of them a suspected dealer.

The arrests came about when police followed up on information on a suspected drug dealer who operates in Wynberg and lives in Athlone.

The 47-year-old man evaded arrest at first as police waited for him to make a drug delivery on Wednesday last week.

Warrant Officer Silvino Davids of the Wynberg police station says the suspect spotted them and sped off. A car chase ensued and the suspect got away.

The following day police followed up on information again. The same suspect arrived where officers were waiting.

“We managed to arrest the suspect who had 8 units of heroin in his possession, along with two other men, aged 42 and 43, who were also in possession of heroin and are connected to the first suspect,” he says.

The 47-year-old suspect was charged with dealing in and distributing drugs.

. Meanwhile, several house burglaries and an armed robbery were reported in the policing precinct last week.

Davids says the armed robbery occurred in Main Road on Saturday 21 November at about 21:10.

A man was walking in Main Road when a white VW Polo stopped in front of him.

“The occupants in the car got out and held the victim up with a firearm and told him to stand still while they searched him,” he says.

The suspects took the man’s cellphone before they fled the scene.

The value of the phone is R4000.

Meanwhile, a woman was at her residence in Kenilworth in Friday 20 November at about 20:30 when she heard a noise coming from the main bedroom.

“When the woman went to check she saw her jewellery box open as well as her window,” Davids says.

The woman reported that jewellery and an iPod worth R3900 was stolen.

In a separate incident in Brodie Road in Wynberg a laptop was stolen from a residence while the resident was in the shower.

The incident occurred on Sunday 22 November at about 22:40.

“The complainant said when she got in the shower her boyfriend left to go to the shop and left the front door unlocked and when she was done in the shower she discovered the laptop was missing,” Davids says.

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