Drug dealing now a bike ride straight to jail

2015-05-12 06:00
Sergeant Dumisani Ngcame, Constable Xolisa Sauli and Constable Mabhele Baza with the mandrax tablets and bicycle confiscated in Heideveld.


Sergeant Dumisani Ngcame, Constable Xolisa Sauli and Constable Mabhele Baza with the mandrax tablets and bicycle confiscated in Heideveld. PHOTO: Ian Bennett

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A 39-year-old cyclist was arrested for illegal possession of drugs in the Manenberg policing area.

Officers attached to the Crime Prevention Unit found 300 mandrax tablets on the man on Monday 27 April at 15:30.

The officers were patrolling near Suzan Court in Heideveld, says police spokesperson Lieutenant Ian Bennet.

“They noticed a person acting suspiciously as he was cycling. Officers then tried to stop him but he dropped his bicycle and ran. Police then managed to corner him at an address in Winterberg Road,” Bennett says.

“It seems as if bicycles are now used to courier drugs within the area. [They are] even using teenagers as drug mules,” Bennett says.

“We are quite aware of this trend and will not show any leniency to persons that allow themselves to be used in this way.”

Station commander Brigadier Andre van Dyk gives a word of caution to parents. He says parents must discourage their children from doing favours for “unscrupulous people within their area”.

“This could see your child end up in serious trouble.”

The 39-year-old man was arrested and will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court soon.


Anyone with information on crimes can contact the Manenberg police on 021 699 9400

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