The Ennerdale Local Drug Action Committee on Wednesday launched their anti-crime and drug summit to address the scourge in their community.
Residents of the suburb in the south of Johannesburg have expressed concern regarding the issue which continues to plague their community.
702's John Robbie spoke to Brigadier Aiden Billings about the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
We hope that it's not going to be another talk shop because we had a look at the drug masterplan.— Brigadier Aiden Billings, Ennerdale Local Drug Action Committee
This time around, we are saying we need a different approach to be able to address the issues.— Brigadier Aiden Billings, Ennerdale Local Drug Action Committee
There are 62 drug outlets within the community with a good network of contacts that contribute to the ongoing crimes.
We need a multi-dimensional approach because the arrests are being done, we go to court, people get released on bail, the convictions are not what we'd like them to be.— Brigadier Aiden Billings, Enerdale Local Drug Action Committee
One of the things we have identified is police corruption and involvement of police officers.— Brigadier Aiden Billings, Ennerdale Local Drug Action Committee