Random search continues in schools

2017-03-30 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedA member of the Couver Security Services searches one of the bags using a sniffer dog.

PHOTO: suppliedA member of the Couver Security Services searches one of the bags using a sniffer dog.

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AN ongoing campaign to keep schools in Verulam and Tongaat a drug-free and dangerous-object zone continues. The Verulam SAPS and officers from Couver Security Services raided Waterloo Secondary last Thursday searching for drugs and weapons on March 16.

Public relations officer for Couver Security Services Jyothika­ Nair said: “During the search one of the Couver Security dogs came across a shattered lighter which we assumed was an attempt by a pupil to throw it out through the window. The members of the Crime Prevention Unit from Verulam SAPS organised the search and they came in numbers.”

Chairperson for Verulam Community Policing Forum Duncan Dube applauded the officers for raising crime awareness in schools.

“It is such an excellent project especially as many schools are being affected by faction fights.

“We encourage the officers to continue with their work to ensure that the pupils are safe at school.”

Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Mark Prakasim said the joint operation was a great success.

“The joint operation between the Verulam SAPS and members of Couver Security Services was a great success. There were no drugs recovered, only cigarettes were found.”

The project began at Verulam Secondary on March 14.

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