Johannesburg cracks down on drug suppliers

2017-02-18 11:40


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The City of Johannesburg is hunting down drug suppliers in Turffontein.

Gauteng MEC for safety Micheal Sun said the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s K9 Unit cracked down on two major drug suppliers in Turffontein. They are also believed to be supplying to surrounding neighbourhoods, including the troubled Rosettenville community.

A 33-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man were arrested following the operation.

Police seized 27kg of drugs worth R35 000 and R9 000 from the two suspects.

In a separate incident, the unit also arrested a 34-year-old man in the Roodepoort CBD for possession and dealing of drugs.

"I commend the officers of JMPD for their tireless effort to ensure that criminals cannot rest in the City of Johannesburg. It is important that we not only crack down on the street dealers, but also get to the big suppliers who are responsible for a thriving underworld of drug dealing within the City," Sun said.

Lawlessness had been ignored for too long, the MEC said.

They would hold criminals to account.

"We remain committed to ensuring that we drive criminals from our neighbourhoods and make problem areas such as Turffontein, Rosettenville and Roodepoort a safer place for our residents to live, work and play," Sun said on Saturday.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  narcotics  |  crime

Inside News24


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.