An intelligence-driven operation involving officers from the Ilembe Crime Intelligence, Umhlali K9 and KwaDukuza Municipality crime prevention units has yielded positive results when three foreign nationals were arrested for possession and dealing in drugs at different locations around KwaDukuza on Tuesday, 19 September 2023.
During an operation dubbed ‘Operation Umiyane’, intelligence was gathered about a man who was selling drugs within the KwaDukuza policing precinct. The information was operationalised and a 25-year-old foreign national was cornered and arrested at his home in Newtown. He was found in possession of an assortment of drugs including crack cocaine, mandrax, khat wrappings and pure cocaine estimated to a street value of just over R100 000-00.
Relentless police officers followed more information on suspected drug dealers and the intelligence proved to be positive when two more foreign nationals, aged 23 and 36 years old were arrested on Glenhills Drive, KwaDukuza and Russel Street in Newtown respectively. A search at the suspects residences led to the recovery of rock cocaine estimated to a street value of several thousands of rand.
After processing, the arrested suspects will be presented before court to face charges of possession and dealing in drugs
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