SAPS clamp down drug, liquor offenders

2016-08-25 06:00
PHOTO:  Const Roxy Mrawushe and Assistant Superintendant Fani Mhlongo

PHOTO: Const Roxy Mrawushe and Assistant Superintendant Fani Mhlongo

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WHILE giving full attention to criminal trends and patterns within their policing area, Gamalakhe SAPS have also focused on liquor and drug-related offenders.

Since the beginning of the month, 26 people have been charged for being in possession of dagga, heroin and Mandrax.

Police pounced on liquor traders and two were charged for dealing in liquor without a valid licence. One was charged for operating another business on the same liquor licensed premises, a fourth liquor licence holder was charged for failing to keep prescribed records while a fifth was charged for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of the liquor licence.

The Ugu Cluster Commander, Major General Agnes Nxamagele urged the police stations within her cluster to prosecute drug dealers and drug abusers and keep the streets clean.

“Many thefts and burglaries are committed by drug addicts, especially those addicted to heroin and whoonga because they steal and sell the stolen property to sustain their drug habit.

“I call on our communities to stop buying stolen goods and to notify the police if they see anyone selling stolen property,” said Nxamagele­. - Supplied.

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