R20k worth of drugs seized

2017-10-31 06:00
Target driven operations were carried out in the gang infested areas of Hanover Park on Monday.

Target driven operations were carried out in the gang infested areas of Hanover Park on Monday.

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Target driven operations were conducted by Philippi Police on Monday last week in a bid to curb violence in Hanover Park.

The crime prevention operations came as a result of recent gang violence which has led to “the loss of innocent lives and continuous illegal drug trades” says Captain Lance Goliath, police spokesperson.

A 17-year-old girl was arrested after police searched a Lansport Road home.

During the search, police found several rounds of 9mm ammunition and live shotgun ammunition.

The bullets were found buried in the yard behind the house, Goliath says.

The girl was set to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on a charge of illegal possession of ammunition.

At around 16:00, police received a tip-off that drugs were being kept at a house in Lucerne Place.

When police arrived they saw a man trying to flee when he spotted the police van.

Officers caught him and searched him.

They found in his possession a large quantity of tik wrapped in plastic bag.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and the drugs have an estimated street value of R20 000.

The suspect has since appeared in the court on Thursday on drug related charges.

Cluster Commander Major General Gregory Goss thanked officers for their the arrests.

“Police are also engaging with their neighbourhood watches while patrolling in their respective areas.”

Goliath says police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in combating and investigating crime.

“Strengthening the partnership between the community and the police is high on the agenda as it is contributing to reducing of crime and the apprehension of perpetrators,” Goliath says.

The police are appealing to the broader community to get involved in the reward system. “This system allows any adult to become pro-actively involved in the prevention of crime. Crime and criminals can be reported and a reward could be received by the reporter,” he says.

V Anyone with information on crime can call the police at Crime Stop at 086 001 0111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.


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