Two arrests in Ottery in R17 000 tik heist

Police officers searching the Ottery flats on Thursday April 7 spotted two suspicious men, one of whom dropped a packet on the ground when he realised they were being watched.

When police opened the bag, they found 341 packets of tik with an estimated value of R17 000.

The men, aged 22 and 23, were arrested on charges of dealing and being in possession of drugs. They appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court the following day.

Acting Vispol Commander Captain Ashley Petersen says police will continue clamping down on crime.

“Police will maintain their zero tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime. Strengthening the partnership between the community and the police is high on the agenda as it is contributing to reducing of crime and the apprehension of perpetrators thereof,” he said.

Captain Petersen also thanked officers for a job well done.

He appealed to thecommunity to get involved in the reward system. This system allows any adult member of the community to become pro-actively involved in the prevention of crime. Crime and criminals can be reported and a reward could be received by the reporter.

Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.