South Coast police crack down on drugs

2012-11-21 00:00

SOUTH Coast police are on a mission to rid the area of drugs ahead of the festive season, arresting seven people and confiscating dagga and heroin in three busts on Monday.

In one bust, a 28-year-old man was arrested in possession of 17,3 kg of dagga near Port Edward.

The man, a passenger in a taxi, was arrested by Warrant Officer Patrick Gosling and constables Travis Dickens, Lee Frost, Phelelane Dinga and Mzwakhe Makanya from the Port Shepstone public order policing.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said that the man was found with a rucksack and another bag under his seat, both of which were filled with loose dagga.

He will appear in the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court today for dealing in drugs.

Later, the officers arrested four other people near the Port Shepstone taxi rank for possession of dagga, and two others were arrested for possession of heroin in the Bhoboyi area.

They will appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court today.

Wiid said that the sale and use of drugs traditionally escalated during the festive season, but the police would conduct undercover operations at night clubs and pubs on the South Coast to remove the dealers from the streets.

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