ON THE TUK-TUK EXPRESS: Has methamphetamine hit the Cape Flats?

  • Ted Leggett ISS
Keywords: Crystal methamphetamine, tik, South Africa, gangs, Cape Town, law enforcement


Crystal methamphetamine is a drug with a high addiction potential that can elicit bizarre and aggressive behaviour. Preliminary research with gang members on the Cape Flats suggests that the drug may be growing in that community. If so, this is an issue for law enforcement to watch, because speed and violent criminals are not a good combination.

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