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18/02/2017: JMPD K9 Unit busts drugs in Turffontein and Roodepoort
18 February 2017
Yesterday, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department’s K9 Unit cracked down on two major drug suppliers in Turffontein, who are also believed to be supplying to surrounding neighbourhoods, which includes the much troubled Rosettenville community.
 
A 33 year old female suspect was arrested in Tully Street and a 52 year old male suspect was arrested in Church Street for possession of cannabis.
 
27 kilograms of the illicit drug with an estimated value of more than R35 000, and R 9000 cash, were seized from the two suspects.
 
The successful arrests are the result of a silent operation during which the JMPD K9 Unit monitored the suspects over a period of days.
 
The suspects were taken to the Booysens Police Station and charged for possession and dealing of drugs.
 
In a separate operation yesterday, the K9 Unit also arrested a 34 year old male in the Roodepoort CBD for possession and dealing of drugs. The suspect was taken to the Roodepoort Police Station for further processing.
 
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.
 
Lawlessness has been ignored for too long and there is no quick fix to address these problems.
 
However, the City will not hesitate in our efforts to fight crime.
 
With the help of community members and the dedicated work of the specialised JMPD task team we will ensure that we 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.
 
For further information contact
MMC Michael Sun
082 822 9340
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Last Updated on 18 February 2017