CPF commends drug busts

2019-02-19 06:00

Grassy Park’s Community Policing Forum (CPF) welcomed the police’s recent confiscation of drugs with an estimated street value of R280 000 over the weekend in New Horizon and Ottery, both suburbs within the Grassy Park police precinct.

Spokesperson Philip Bam said the CPF welcomes the successes in taking drugs off the streets and reducing the dastardly impact of drugs on our youth and community at large. Among the drugs found were tik, heroin, Mandrax and dagga.

“The fact that some of these drugs were found in tuckshops is worrying. These are the house shops our children frequent. Apart from illegal cigarettes being sold to underage children, the discovery of large quantities of dagga and tik paraphernalia calls for more regular inspections by the authorities. The City of Cape Town who permits these house shops should ensure that they are not legalising a facility where drugs can be sold. We are concerned that these drug outlets under the guise of house shops facilitate the easy access to these harmful illegal drugs. Our community struggles with discipline and safety and will not tolerate these illegal activities in our neighbourhoods,” said Bam.

He added that the police had received information from concerned citizens, and that they need to continue to encourage the Grassy Park community to be bold and report suspected illicit activity in their community to the police.

“The CPF can also be contacted with information which will be handled discreetly.

The struggle to rid our streets of drugs and guns will continue unabated. If we all work together, we can make our community better. Congratulations to Grassy Park Police Station for following up on information given by our community. This is an encouragement for more people to come forward with information. Together we can make a difference.”

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