Kensington cops curb crime

2016-07-05 06:00

Police in Kensington, in partnership with law enforcement and correctional services, are taking crime fighting to the streets in the area.

For the past two weeks they have embarked on high density operations in the Factreton and Kensington areas.

Kensington police spokesperson Sergeant David Stemmet explains that these exercises are important to show the public that they are taking their fight against crime seriously.

“People always think that we ignore all the tips and information that we receive from them,” he says.

“With these latest operation we went out to search premises related to drug trafficking and unlicensed liquor premises.

“We even did compliance inspections at second-hand goods dealers and correctional services did visits to parolees in the area.”

He further explains that while it was important for people to see the visible proof of the police during their operation it was important to inform the public of some of the arrests and actions taken.

“At a house in Albecore Street a woman was issued with a fine of R4500 for illegally dealing in alcohol and we made three arrests for possession of dagga and Mandrax.

“People must know that they must be prepared to face the full consequences if they want to commit crime or take part in illegal activities.”

V If you have information of any criminal activity in your community call the Kensington Police on 021 594 7026 or the toll free number 086 001 0111.

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