Criminals in Grassy Park received a surprise last Tuesday when officers of the Grassy Park Police Station held several operations in the policing precinct. The mounted unit patrolled the streets on horseback to ensure the safety of the general public and commuters. According to a statement by provincial police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk, in an effort to strengthen the relationship between the police and the community, the sector managers, with the help of the social crime prevention officer, followed up on information received and searched addresses of possible drug dens in the area. A residence in Isaacs Way, Ottery was searched. After digging in the sand in the yard, a substantial amount of higher grade dagga was found, with an estimated value of R15 000. Three men, aged between 22 and 30, were arrested on charges of dealing and possession of dagga. A house in Keith Road, Ottery was also searched. Sachets and small transparent packets of dagga were found with an estimated value of R5000. A 31-year-old man was arrested on charges of dealing and possession of dagga.Acting station commander Lieutenant-Colonel Christian Esau says the police will focus on crimes heavily dependent on police action and presence.Crime hotspots were also targeted with several drug dens and locals searched in the broader Grassy Park area. The arrested people will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on related charges once charged. V Anyone with information on crime in Grassy Park should call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 086 001 0111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.