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SOCA: City’s narcotics unit has scored major successes Print E-mail
03 May 2017
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The K9-Narcotics Unit, established within the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) by Executive Herman Mashaba about four months after assuming office, has achieved major successes in the five months it has been operational.

Delivering his State of the City Address (SOCA) in Braamfontein today (Wednesday May 3), Mayor Mashaba said the specialised drugs unit’s greatest achievement so far had been the drugs bust in Glenvista, south of Johannesburg, in which Kat and Tik as well as drugs-manufacturing chemicals with a combined street value of more than R9.5-million were seized.

The Mayor said the raid was a major breakthrough in the City’s efforts to rid its streets of drugs as the arrested suspects were believed to be the main sources of drugs for hundreds of drug dealers working across Johannesburg.

Mayor Mashaba also announced that the unit had effected 597 arrests and recovered 100kg of drugs, 463 stolen or hijacked vehicles, 1 044 items of stolen property and 52 unlicensed firearms.

“I am exceptionally proud of the work that has been done by the K9-Narcotics Unit. I want to express my deepest appreciation to the members of this unit for their high level of professionalism and, most importantly, the integrity and commitment they continue to show on a daily basis. They are the real heroes of our city,” he said.

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Last Updated on 03 May 2017