Mpumalanga woman (57) arrested selling drugs

South African Police Service

Mpumalanga woman (57) arrested selling drugs
Mpumalanga woman (57) arrested selling drugs

A quick response by police in Mpumalanga has led to the arrest of a 57 year old woman, who was found in possession of drugs.

Reports reveal that on Sunday 5 January 2020, police in Mmamethlake were on duty patrolling as one of the relentless efforts in ensuring that the public are and feel safe under the theme “Zizojika Izinto – Turning the tide against crime” .

They (police) then received information from members of the public about a woman who was selling drugs in the area, which she had allegedly purchased in Gauteng.

The members swiftly responded to the information and traced the suspect. They located the woman and found her alighting from a taxi carrying a handbag, when they approached and stopped her. Police proceeded to search her and found her in possession of about 800 plastic sachets containing drugs suspected to be nyaope and some were also wrapped in a doek.

The street value thereof is estimated to be about R24000-00. The woman was immediately arrested and charged with possession of drugs as well as dealing in drugs. She will appear at Mbibana Magistrates Court tomorrow, Monday 06 January 2020.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, expressed his disappointment in the women’s involvement in such a criminal act. “I strongly condemn this reckless act as we expect members of the community to assist the police and government in the fight against the scourge of substance abuse by not dealing in or support businesses that deal in drugs as this has proven to have a negative impact in many communities more so affecting the young ones”.

The General has further applauded members of the public for the valuable information that they provided to the police, which has led to the woman’s arrest. General Zuma also thanked the police for their swift response to the information.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service