Schools searched

2016-09-20 06:00
Some of the items confiscated at schools on Thursday.

Some of the items confiscated at schools on Thursday.

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Police held an integrated opperation on Thursday 15 September after a request from principals thata police to conduct searches following suspicious activities by learners.

Searches by police which are conducted form part of the safety plan at schools.

On Thursday learners and educators were greeted by a high presence of police and law enforcement officials.

Searches were conducted at Aloe High School and Aloe Junior High School.

Bags of more than 280 learners were searched inside classrooms in the presence of the schools’ principals and educators.

Knives, scissors, drugs, lighters, cigarettes and condoms were seized from the learners.

At the same time police made use of the opportunity to reprimand learners, making them aware of the consequences of disobeying the law.

In terms of the law on dangerous weapons and drugs, learners who find themselve violating the law could end up having a criminal record which will result in difficulty to find employment.

The caretaker of Cornflower Primary School also picked up 45 calibre live ammunition in front of the school gate and handed it to police.

Police also searched well-known drug houses in the vicinity of the schools.

Two men, aged 24 and 29, were arrested for possession of dagga and a 33-year-old woman was arrested for the possession of drugs.

Several people were stopped and search for illegal substances throughout Lentegeur during a vehicle check point in AZ Berman Drive.

Police stopped and searched 80 cars and fines to the value of R35 000 were issued to those violating the Road Traffic Act.

Lentegeur police station commander Colonel Elizabeth Hermanus who headed the crime prevention operation says police are working around the clock to apprehend criminals and bring them to book.

V Anyone with information on crime can call the police CrimeStop line on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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