A 59-year-old Parkwood resident was arrested after 61 packets of high grade dagga were found in her home, on Friday April 29, at 12.30pm.
Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, spokesperson of Grassy Park police, said police reponded to a tip-off about a suspect wanted for armed robbery. When they arrived at the house in Viljoen Walk, the mother of the sus- pect alerted him about the po- lice and he managed to get away as the police tried to enter the gate.
The mother was subsequently arrested after the 61 packets of dagga were found in the house .
Grassy Park police station commander Colonel Shawn van Wyk asked the community to support the police. “I want to appeal to the community not to hide criminals, especially those involved in drug trafficking. The efforts to rid our community of crime are weakened when mothers of these perpetrators assist them to get away when raids are done,” says Colonel Van Wyk.
“The community needs to understand that they have an important role to play in stabilising crime-ravaged communities.”
The 59-year-old woman was due to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on charges of being in possessionof drugs.