Six arrested for dealing drugs

2016-09-06 06:00
Grassy Park police arrested five suspects during last week for the possession of drugs. Tik with an estimated street value of R10 000 was also confiscated.

Grassy Park police arrested five suspects during last week for the possession of drugs. Tik with an estimated street value of R10 000 was also confiscated.

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A 30-year-old woman and 31-year-old man from New Horizons were arrested for the possession of tik on Wednesday 30 August at about 00:30.

The success comes after Grassy Park police crime prevention officers, under the command of Captain Ashley Petersen, conducted a crime prevention operation in the Grassy Park area.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says crime hotspots were targeted and several drug dens and people were searched.

“At about 00:30 police received information of a residence in Rail Court, New Horizons (where durgs were being dealt). After arriving at the residence, a woman opened the door. She was searched and 10 packets of tik was found on her,’ Kleinsmith explains.

Officers then went indoors and found a man lying on a bed.

“After searching where he was lying, officers found six packets of tik, 19 whole and 23 halves of mandrax tablets and 21 stoppe dagga and an undisclosed amount of cash,” she says.

Both suspects were arrested on two different cases, dealing alternatively and the possession of drugs.

In an other incident at about 00:55 officers were on their way with an arrest to the station when they noticed a white Chevrolet bakkie with no lights chasing down Rooikrans Avenue, Grassy Park, in a reckless manner.

“Police pursued the vehicle and manage to pull the vehicle over and after searching the vehicle they found 31 bankies of dagga in the glove compartment,” Kleinsmith says.

Three suspects, aged between 21 and 25, were arrested on charges of dealing alternatively and possession of drugs.

The five suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on related charges.

On Tuesday 30 August at about 14:00 Grassy Park visible police were busy with complaints and patrols in the Ottery Flats area when they noticed a white Hyundia vehicle.

“Officers pulled the vehicle over in De Wet Road, Ottery. When searching the vehicle they found 10 packets of tik with an estimated street value of R10 000.”

A 35-year-old man of Grassy Park was arrested for dealing alternatively possession of drugs.

The suspect has appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates Court.

V Anyone with information on crime in the Grassy Park area is urged to contact 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential

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