Primrose cracks down on prostitution

The Primrose SAPS made important arrests in the fight against drugs and prostitution in the area.

PRIMROSE, South Africa. For years the Primrose community has pointed fingers at the Primrose SAPS, accusing them of not taking a stand against drugs and prostitution in the area. The Primrose police however have been cracking down hard of late to clean up the area. Col Themba Dense, station commander for the Primrose SAPS, thus was a very happy man after a joint operation by the East Rand Flying Squad and the Primrose police  nabbed four men for drugs-possession and also caught a suspected prostitute, 32, and her male client, 43. (source: Logan Green)

“The community provided us with certain information about these four houses where drugs were being dealt and we acted on their leads,” said Denge. “These arrests are very important because drugs lead to prostitution and through these good arrests we are in a position to reduce prostitution and make Primrose the safest area in Gauteng.”

A few hours later, an SAPS patrol caught a suspected prostitute (32) and a male client (43) red-handed. “Our members saw a vehicle parked next to the road near Beaconsfield Avenue,” added Denge. He said that the members saw that the car “was moving”, inspected the scene and caught the occupants having sexual intercourse. “They were arrested and charged with public indecency.”

Denge added that the Primrose SAPS are certain that the woman is a prostitute. “Her male client is not a Primrose resident and when given his rights to contact his family he said that he was embarrassed and that his family must not know,” said Denge. Col Dense said the arrests send a message that the Primrose police do not tolerate prostitution.





About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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