Dealer busted

2015-05-05 06:00

In a drug operation last week, Wynberg Police arrested a foreign national known for selling dagga cigarettes to school children.

Warrant office Silvino Davids, spokesperson of Wynberg police, says police raided the man’s flat at Luxar Park in Park Road and found 120 dagga sticks. “The street value of the drugs confiscated at the suspect’s property is about R700,” he says.

Davids says the man was arrested and charged with being in possession of dagga and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court on Thursday 26 March.

Police also arrested a further eight people for being in possession of various drugs ranging from tik, heroin and dagga in the Wynberg Precinct.

On Monday during the drug operation, police arrested five people for being in possession of drugs and a further four were arrested on Wednesday.

“All the suspects appeared in court and were charged for being in possession of drugs,” Davids says.

Meanwhile, police also reported an increase in both business and house robberies in the precinct.

“We find that the business robberies take place mostly in the evening, while house robberies occur during the day when residents are not home,” Davids says.

However, he says the local neighbourhood watch have picked up on this and are now patrolling during the times when people are not home to ensure there is maximum security on the road.

“We want to commend the neighbourhood watch for stepping up their voluntary services as they are making a huge difference in the community,” he says.

Davids urges residents to partake in their local neighbourhood watch to ensure that there is more visibility to deter criminals from entering the community to commit various crimes.

“We also want residents to take responsibility for their own safety and to support the police by reporting suspicious behaviour or persons coming into and exiting the community,” he says.

Davids adds that residents must ensure that their properties, both business and residential, are properly secured with the necessary security measures.

“Always make sure that your doors and windows are locked. And that your car alarm is activated and your garage door is closed before going to bed or leaving your home,” he says

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