King William’s Town Cluster Police members embarked on an operation today and managed to take off drugs from the streets. The operation that yielded positive results was conducted today by various Police Stations from 06h00 till 14h00.
As part of crime prevention, police were claiming the space from the criminals by embarking on foot patrols. Steve Vukile Tshwete Police members followed a tip off about alleged drug dealing activity at a certain house. Upon arrival they searched the house and recovered eight full boss mandrax tablets with two halves and a quarter and four sachets of tik. One suspect was immediately arrested for dealing in drugs.
In a crime intelligence driven operation, Task Team and K9 Unit members arrested a 64 year old male. They received information while patrolling the area about a one bedroom house where dagga was being kept. They proceeded to a house at Tolofiyeni Location and recovered dagga.
East London Tactical Response Team Unit members followed up on information received about two people in possession of drugs next to a grocery shop at King Williams Town. The members proceeded to the area and noticed the persons of interest fitting the description provided, at Cathcart Road next to the shop. Upon arrival they searched them and found forty six mandrax tablets, four halves and thirty two bompies of dagga in their bag.
Stutterheim Police members together with Crime Intelligence Unit members arrested two females at Kubusi Village for dealing in drugs. Police recovered thirty seven mandrax tablets, eleven halves and nine quarters of mandrax tablets, fifty nine packets of tik with three hundred and twenty seven straws and ninety five bompies of dagga.
All the drugs that are confiscated by Police estimated to the street value of more than R80 000.00. An undisclosed amount of cash, suspected to be the proceeds of drug dealing, was confiscated by Police.
These suspects aged between 19 and 64 were immediately arrested and charged for dealing in drugs. They will appear at King William’s Town and Stutterheim Magistrate’s Courts on Monday.
King William’s Town SAPS Acting Cluster Commander, Colonel Nomvuyo Mrwebi commended the members for their dedication and sterling efforts in ensuring that the perpetrators of crime are brought to justice. She thanked the community for sharing valuable information that led to the arrest of drug dealers and ensuring that we have a free drug society. “We will keep on doing operations and ensure that perpetrators are behind bars,” Colonel Mrwebi added.
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