On Sunday 9 Augustus 2015 at approximately 10:00 Strand CID Public Safety Officer Ramaphande Bande was on crime prevention foot patrols on the corners of Church & Beach road Strand when a man approached him and asked him for a cigarette lighter.

The man had a hand rolled cannabis cigarette in his hand. Officer Bande was very surprised because the possession of cannabis is unlawful .

The suspect was detained and Strand SAPS arrested him.