Five suspects were arrested during a crime prevention patrol in Devon and Wright streets in Woodstock last Monday.They were charged with possession of and dealings in drugs.The three hour patrol started at 19:00 and was led by the Crime Prevention Unit.It consisted of stop and search operations in different streets. Woodstock police spokesperson, Sergeant Hilton Malila, says the patrol was focused on eradicating “the scourge of drugs that is dominating the suburb”.He says: “During scheduled crime prevention patrols in Devon Street, members of the police noticed a suspicious looking man who attempted to run away when approached by the police. He was apprehended.”When the officers searched the man, they found five plastic bags filled with dagga, which was subsequently confiscated.“The officers continued with their operation and when they patrolled Wright Street, in the vicinity of a known drug outlet, they noticed a man running in between the shacks. The officers set chase on foot and searched the shack the suspect had run into. They confiscated 60 mandrax tablets and 160 packets of tik. The estimated street value of the confiscations is about R8000.” The suspects have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.Malila urges members of the public to immediately report all illegal activities occurring within their communities.