COPS arrested a woman yesterday for selling drugs to primary school kids.
After receiving a tip-off, the police acted quickly and bust the 40-year-old woman in Swaneville, Mogale City.
The cops got the information after talking to Thuthuzekani Primary School pupils about the dangers of bullying and drug abuse.
Police spokesman Captain Solomon Sibiya said they had received a complaint that the kids were unruly.
“Cops then received a tip-off abut a woman selling alcohol and dagga to pupils.
“The crime prevention unit followed up on the information and arrested the woman,” said Sibiya.
“She was found in possession of 20 packs of dagga and mandrax tablets. Last week, another woman was arrested for selling dagga to pupils in Tshepisong.”
Sibiya said the next time cops visited the school, pupils would be searched.
“The more tip-offs we get the better, because we will be able to catch the people who break the law and ruin these kids’ futures.”
Captain Sibiya said the issue of giving kids a lot of lunch money should be addressed.
“This woman sold a pack of dagga for R10, a full pill of mandrax for R40 and half a pill for R20,” he said.
“This could only mean that each of the kids contributed a certain amount to get their fix. This also leads to kids stealing money at home and from their classmates to buy drugs.”