Two nabbed for drug dealing

2017-07-11 06:01
Some of the drugs that were found on a man and a woman in Mascani, Woodstock after police received a tip-off.

Some of the drugs that were found on a man and a woman in Mascani, Woodstock after police received a tip-off.

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A man and a woman were arrested during a random crime prevention patrol in Woodstock.

A tip-off about ongoing drug dealing in Woodstock led to the two arrests in Mascani informal settlement on Wednesday last week.

A man (41) and a woman (35) were found in possession of 227 units of heroin, mandrax tablets, 11 packets of tik and an undisclosed amount of money.

According to the police report the Woodstock crime prevention unit followed up on complaints received about suspected illegal activities in Mascani, Woodstock.

Police spokesperson Sinathi Joni says: “The police members ensured that the offenders are brought to book by arresting a 41-year-old man and a 35-year-old ­woman.”

They have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court and face charges of dealing and possession of drugs, Joni ­confirmed.

Joni says police make it a priority to remove drugs from the streets, as he says it is an important element of crime prevention. He says many violent crimes are likely to be directly linked to drug abuse.

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