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17 March 2017

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Police ‘visited’ a private school in Rustenburg on Thursday morning, 9 March 2017.  Police members, accompanied by members of Public Safety, arrived at the school shortly after 08h00.

A small quantity of dagga (a ‘bankie’) and two thinly rolled dagga zolls, were confiscated.  The dagga and cigarettes were found in a carry bag in one of the class rooms. A small plastic bankie containing some dagga was found in a dust bin, possibly dumped when the police arrived at the school.

No arrests were made.

A/Off Shadrack Moloto, one of the police officers at the school.
A/Off Shadrack Moloto, one of the police officers at the school.

Learners were warned of the dangers of possession of narcotics and the dealing in drugs. Learners were requested to be disciplined and to respect their school, co-learners and teachers.

Sporadic visits to secondary schools can be expected in future.

“The main aim of these visits is to eradicate the possession and later dealing in drugs at school level.  Innocent children might become involved when others start experimenting with drugs.  Possession and dealing in drugs are illegal. Drug-abuse destroys lives,” Captain Elsabé Augoustides, police spokesperson, said.

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