Drug task team clean up Phoenix, 3 aressted

Drug task team clean up Phoenix, 3 aressted
Drug task team clean up Phoenix, 3 aressted. Photo: SAPS

On 1 December 2017, the Phoenix Drug Task Team members conducted a clean up operation in the Westham area, Phoenix aimed at eliminating the drug trade in the Phoenix policing precinct and arrested three suspects aged between 25 and 39.

The suspects were charged for possession of drugs and they will appear in the Phoenix Magistrates’ Court on 4 December 2017.

Police recovered a total of 1010 mandrax tablets, 78 ecstasy, 319 heroin capsules and 300 portions of cocaine.

A 25 year old suspect was found with 119 capsules of heroin, a 39 year old female suspect was found in possession of 78 ecstasy, 40 mandrax tablets and a 26 year old suspect was found in possession of 970 mandrax tablets, 200 capsules of heroin and 300 portions of cocaine.

All suspects were taken to the Phoenix police station for detention.

The Community Policing Forum, Religious leaders and the local community assisted police in recovering the drugs and arresting the suspects.

They also picketed outside the suspects’ place of residences with placards, voicing their concerns about the drug trade in the area and discouraged youth against drug abuse.

Their involvement in the operation is commended and shows that the community is determined to fight criminal activities this festive season.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service