Cops clamp down on Woodstock drug dens

2017-01-27 10:53
Captain Louis Solomons confiscates two fully grown dagga plants during drug raids in Woodstock on Friday morning.

Captain Louis Solomons confiscates two fully grown dagga plants during drug raids in Woodstock on Friday morning. (SAPS )

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Woodstock police clamped down on drug dealers in Woodstock this morning (27 January) and even managed to recover computer monitors stolen from the City of Cape Town.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Hilton Malila says the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) raided two drug dens simultaneously in Bromwell and Wright streets this morning and arrested several suspects for dealing and possession of drugs.

“The team also arrested suspects for being in possession of car-breaking implements. They confiscated 42 mandrax tablets, seven plastic bank bags filled with tik and a substantial amount of cash.”

The operation was held in conjunction with City law enforcement agencies, the Salt River CID and Maitland police.  Malila says officers also confiscated two full grown dagga plants at one of the drug dens.

During a search in the Mililani squatter camp at 04:30,  36 people were searched and two arrested for possession of stolen goods after they were found with four computer screens belonging to the City.  

“The suspects arrested will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday. These operations are ongoing in Woodstock to clean our streets from the scourge of drugs. Well done to the CPU team,” Malila concludes.

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