Young men arrested

2015-11-25 06:23

VILLIERS. – Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) at the Villiers Police Station have arrested young men from Qalabotjha near Villiers for possession of 50 small packets of dagga and other drugs. Three other suspects were also nabbed for housebreaking and theft at a councillor’s home.

Sgt Mmako Mophiring, police spokesperson, said on Saturday (21/11) the police were attending to a complaint of housebreaking when they interrogated the young complainant.

“It was established that a group of young men were smoking drugs at a certain house in Qalabotjha.

The police approached the house and found young men in possession of a razor blade, 50 packets of nyaope drugs and and dagga. All the suspects, in their 20’s, were arrested and detained in police cells,” he said.

He said the suspects were expected to appear before the Villiers Magistrate’s Court soon facing charges of possession of dagga and drugs.

Meanwhile, the Villiers police arrested five young suspects on Sunday (22/11) in possession of a laptop and printer that was allegedly stolen during a break-in at a house in Qalabotjha.

“It is alleged that the suspects broke the door of the complainant’s house to gain entry.

“Two of the five suspects were minors released into the custody of their parents.

One of the persons has been charged for receiving property known to be stolen,” he said.

He said they would also appear before the same court soon, facing charges of housebreaking and theft and of being in possession of suspected stolen goods.

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