Police make arrests

2020-01-14 06:01

The Grassy Park Community Policing Forum (CPF) congratulates the police on the confiscation of drugs from a dealer in Parkwood Estate.

Police confiscated 595 heroin straws; 4x100 grams of raw heroin and 40 units of methamphetamine (tik) and drug paraphernalia valued at about R50 000.

A 52-year-old woman was arrested for dealing in drugs.

“Drugs destroy the future of our young people, and indeed our country, and should be eradicated with all the power of the law. We encourage the police to be firm and consistent in attacking the drug scourge together with the CPF, neighbourhood watches and community organisations,” says Melvin Jonkers, chair of the Grassy Park CPF.

The Grassy Park police also deserve accolades for the successes during the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

In an effort to make the area safer, members of the Grassy Park CPF patrol the area every morning from 03:00.

“Hotspots where women were being robbed are patrolled and every day, dangerous weapons are confiscated. We believe that with such visibility the area becomes safer. The knives and other sharp objects being confiscated means a potential robbery of innocent women have been prevented,” he says.

Any woman who is suddenly confronted with long knives will get a fright and becomes easy target for the robbers. The hotspots patrolled are now quiet and the CPF is glad that every criminal frustrated is a crime not committed.

The Grassy Park police are all geared to curb crime in the area and in conjunction with the CPF and neighbourhood watches and will adopt a zero tolerance anti-crime approach.

The Grassy Park CPF calls upon residents to come forward with information about drugs and guns.

. In December firearms and drugs were also confiscated. A search warrant was executed at Joanne Road in Lansdowne by members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPI) which resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old man for the possession of drugs and two unlicensed firearms.

These were found in the suspect’s bedroom inside built-in cupboards. 50 grams of cocaine valued at R50 000 plus cash of R6 050, and the two 9mm firearms with magazines and two live rounds. The suspect was arrested on charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and drugs. He is due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court after the investigation is completed.

One firearm was reported stolen in April at Krugersdorp in Gauteng and another one from a security company in Cape Town.

Lansdowne station commander, Col Shawn Van Wyk applauded members of the special unit and further assured the Lansdowne community that the police will tackle crime. .

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