Criminals in the Grassy Park police precinct received a surprise on Monday September 2 when they were greeted with a heavy police presence through a crime prevention operation.
The operation started at 5am under the command of the Station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing.
Crime hot spots were targeted and several drug dens and people were searched in Lotus River, Parkwood, New Horizon and the broader Grassy Park area.
At an address in Moosa Walk, two men, a father and son, aged 55 and 21, were arrested for possession of dagga and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
In Parkers Walk, a 51-year-old man was arrested for possession of a shotgun round and an empty 9mm magazine after police received a tip-off that it was hidden in the wheels of a bicycle in the lounge.
The suspect was arrested on a charge of possession of ammunition.
At the same premises, a 30-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of drugs after he was found with 10 packets of tik and two stoppe of dagga.
In Lotus River, a 16-year-old boy was arrested in Gemsbok Road for being in possession of dagga at a house.
In Trumpetter Street in New Horizon, a 55-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of dagga after 25 bankies and an undisclosed amount of money was found at his home. A second man, aged 47, was also arrested as he fled from the address. He was found with 35 whole and 23 halves of mandrax tablets and 10 bankies of dagga.
All the suspects have appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court.
Colonel Laing thanked the community for their contribution in the fight against crime and further urged them to work with police to create a safer precinct.
Anyone with information on crime can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or 021 700 3940. Police say all information will
be treated as highly confidential.