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Cops raid CT schools for drugs

The police took some pupils by surprise when they moved in with sniffer dogs.

Cape Town Metro police officials carried out drug raids at Walmer Secondary School on 15 May 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Metro Police officials are carrying out drug raids at several schools across the city today.

The move is aimed at cracking down on drug abuse among pupils at school.

The police took some pupils by surprise when they moved in with sniffer dogs.

Learners were requested to line up in their classrooms as the canines did their jobs.

They were then asked to take off their shoes and empty their pockets and their schoolbags were also checked.

A string of grade 11 girls were visibly unimpressed and screeched as dogs moved passed them.

Metro police said the raids are done together with the Western Cape Education Department.

"We have worked hand in hand with the Department of Education. If we get a request from the principals to come and do some drug searches we do that. We will continue with this and if there are any further requests we will go to the school," says the police's Yolanda Farrow.

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