CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Downtown Hazyview is a hub for criminal activities 2 months ago Szarlot Post Views: 213 Sex workers are also doing brisk business in the same area and share the space with drug dealers and addicts. Hazyview’s downtown precinct remains a hub of drugs and criminal activities, despite the fact that it is situated close to the police station. Illegal gambling sites situated mere metres away from the police are still operational. Sex workers are also doing brisk business in the same area and share the space with drug dealers and addicts. Some of the businesses in the area had been broken into many times, and the owners suspect it to be the drug addicts, stealing to pay for their fixes. One of the owners, who wished to remain anonymous to avoid victimisation, said no matter how often the police and the security companies try to clean up the area, criminals keep coming back in larger numbers. “Some of these drug users have turned the area into their home, as they are homeless. It’s not good for business, but we have to operate under these circumstances. We keep our doors open in the hope that the police station next to our businesses will act as a deterrent. However, these criminals have a way to bypass the police and our security measures, break into our businesses and steal our stuff,” – he said. Meanwhile, one of the vendors trading in the area said the police chase the unsavoury elements away, but within hours, they return. “The illegal gambling area has been here for years, and police pass it daily, but do nothing. When criminals turn violent and use dangerous weapons, it poses a serious danger to innocent people.” It is believed that the number of addicts is increasing daily, and young people have easy access to drugs. Despite being known, none of the dealers are arrested. Meanwhile, one of the addicts said they had been beaten up by the police and some of the business owners, but they keep coming back because the precinct has become their home. “We have nowhere to go, because our families have abandoned us due to our addictions. In town, we are able to eat from bins and pick up scrap and metal to sell to survive,” – they maintain. One of the sex workers said it was safe to operate in the area, because the police station is nearby in case something bad happens. There is also a nightclub close by, and business is good, they said. A provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said the police do patrol the area and do random raids. “The reported cases are investigated and arrests are made when the suspects are found. We always ask members of the public with any information that may lead to drug dealers to come forward. Knowing them but not reporting them to the police will not help, instead it will make the matters worse,” – he said. The centre in question’s management was not available for comment. Source: lowvelder.co.za About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: addicting, illegal gambling, police, South Africa Continue Reading Previous Best Highroller Casino South Africa 2023Next Sport federations see light at end of tunnel More Stories ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Overview of online casino regulations in African governments 17 hours ago Szarlot HOT NEWS ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA MultiChoice betting big on gambling and new payment platform in South Africa 17 hours ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Biggest casino operator Tsogo Sun ups stake in hotel chain 4 days ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Johannesburg Police Shutdown Illegal Online Gambling Shop in Randburg 7 days ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Effective Tips in Playing Slot Machines 1 week ago Szarlot ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Are Crypto Casinos a thing in South Africa? 2 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO KENYA Benefits of online versus traditional land-based casinos 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO Fascinating casinos business 2 weeks ago Samuel CASINO NAMIBIA Crackdown on illicit slot machines in Limpopo taverns 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA What Makes a Good South African Online Casino? 3 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS SOUTH AFRICA Uncovering the Allure of Sports Betting in Africa 3 weeks ago Samuel CASINO Do You Know These Major Types of Online Slots 4 weeks ago MDM Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.