Drug bust at crèche

2016-06-07 06:00
Constables Ntando Silwane and Sinethemba Nolisi from Muizenberg police register a case for the man who was arrested with dagga at an unregistered crèche.

Constables Ntando Silwane and Sinethemba Nolisi from Muizenberg police register a case for the man who was arrested with dagga at an unregistered crèche.

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Muizenberg police responded to a tip off and discovered dagga worth R25 000 at an unregistered crèche in Seawinds on Saturday.

Following the tip-off from the community regarding the possible selling and storage of a large amount of dagga at the crèche, police acted promptly.

After obtaining a search warrant, police proceeded to an address in St Patricks Avenue. The residence, which serves as an unregistered crèche, was approached at about 14:30 and a thorough search of the premises was conducted, where a large amount of dagga was discovered under the built-in cupboards in the kitchen.

The owner of the residence, a 56-year-old man, was present during the search and the police confiscated a total of 36 parcels of dagga, 28 bankies and 22 sticks of dagga. The owner was arrested and charged for dealing in narcotics. He appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Monday).

Captain Stephen Knapp, Muizenebrg police spokesperson says: “Anyone caught in possession of or dealing with drugs will bear the consequences. The location of these illegal substances at a crèche is alarming and this information will be forwarded to the department of social development,” he says.

Colonel Ismail Daniels, acting station commander of Muizenberg police, was extremely pleased with the arrest and confiscations.

“The only way any meaningful successes can be achieved, is if the community at large help and assist the police by providing information that could lead to these successes. All illegal activities will be thoroughly policed and no differentiation will be made between the sell of soft and or hard core drugs,” he says.

V Anybody with information is asked to call the Muizenberg Police Station on 021 787 9000. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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