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Operation Clampdown, a drug-related operation that has become the operation which has shown progress in getting drug dealers and users off the streets of Westbury and surrounding areas. Last week, six people appeared in court for drug-related charges, below is the break down of those suspects as well as other arrests and cases that have been opened.
According to Spokesperson for Gauteng Province, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, residents have been providing information to the police and this has been assisting the police with the arrests. Stop-and-search operations have also assisted in the drug-related arrests.
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One of the six people who appeared in court was a female which was found with possession of drugs. Dlamini explained that the task team has been searching for her as the community suspected her of the involvement of drug trafficking several times.
“She was found with 17 packets of Methcathinone known as CAT. CAT is a commonly used drug in the Sophiatown policing area and police seized more than 40 packets today to the value of approximately R5000,” said Dlamini.
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Over the weekend of November 9, three people were arrested for domestic violence, five for assault with grievous bodily harm, four for the possession of drugs, other suspects for kidnapping, attempted murder, selling liquor without a licence, possession of stolen goods, theft of a vehicle and intimation.
To be more specific, a case of attempted murder related to an incident on November 10, where a suspect fired shots at another during an argument at the sports ground. According to Dlamini, the suspect was arrested and his licenced firearm was confiscated.
In total, 28 people were arrested over that weekend. Police are appealing to members of the public to report all criminal activities. Any information may anonymously be reported to Crime Stop at 08600 10111 at all hours. Information on serious and violent crimes may also be rewarded.
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