Cape Town police confiscate illegal drugs in pre-holiday crackdown

2021/12/06 21:16:00

Drug abuse trends upward during the festive season

Cape Town police confiscate illegal drugs in pre-holiday crackdown - Drug abuse trends upward during the festive season

Drug abuse trends upward during the festive season

for “moving a step forward in creating a safer environment for the inhabitants of this province, ahead of the festive season”.They did that with aplomb against a Stormers team that opted not to deploy all their heavy Bok artillery for the this match and they were hit by wing Sergeal Petersen's eleventh-hour withdrawal.The fire was extinguished just before 3am.The fire was extinguished just before 3am.

On Friday 3 December, members of the Maitland flying squad acted on intelligence to apprehend two suspects found in possession of crystal methamphetamine, known locally as tik, with an estimated street value of R350 000.In a separate raid, the detective division in Kensington and the anti-gang unit swooped on a well-known gang stronghold in Factreton.Defensive errors, even off first phase also served to undermine the home team.A black Uzi submachine gun with its serial number filed off and 599 rounds of various ammunition were seized, as well as mandrax tablets, heroin, tik and ecstasy.Elsewhere, two suspects aged between 21 and 25 were arrested for murder after being linked to one and two cases of murder, respectively.He thwarted a Stormers attack from an attacking scrum close to the Lions' tryline and not too long after a deft pass gave the visitors' impetus in attack.A woman was also arrested on charges of possessing a prohibited firearm, ammunition and drugs.

The Kensington community policing forum welcomed the police’s clampdown on illegal drugs ahead of the festive season.The Stormers then invited unnecessary scrutiny from the referee but their errant ways soon rubbed off on the Lions.The latest drugs bust is partly the result of a long-standing investigation, supported by intelligence, after police had to rethink the way they tackled illegal drug enterprises, Kensington community policing forum chair Cheslyn Steenberg told the Mail & Guardian.“These gangs are very clever in what they do and how they do it … this is an indication that we are not dealing with mediocre types of gangs.He duly raised the flag and soon after the hosts again caught the ref's attention when captain Salmaan Moerat tackled an opponent in the process of collecting the still-aerial restart.We are now dealing with a very structured way of gangsterism, of organised crime,” Steenberg said.“We are happy that the drugs were seized, especially now with the festive season coming up.Matters were compounded for the visitors when debutant Edwill van der Merwe fleetingly grabbed Senatla's hair and he too was banished to the bin.

You will also see that the types of drugs that were seized were ecstasy, heroin, mandrax and tik,” Steenberg said, noting that while mandrax was associated with the “guy on the street”, ecstacy and heroin were targeted at more “upmarket” consumers.In general, drug abuse tends to rise all across the country during the Christmas holiday season, according to Donovan Webb, the Kensington community policing forum’s communication officer.Crucially, however, the Lions played with renewed vigour after the break.“Drug dealers tend to sell more drugs in the festive season because everybody’s at home.So drug users for recreational purposes, which are mainly weekend users, are now at home and they become everyday users,” Webb said.Conversions:.Keep the powerful accountable.

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