Prison warden arrested with drugs worth R1 million

South African Police Service

Prison warden arrested with drugs worth R1 million
Prison warden arrested with drugs worth R1 million

On 11 November 2021, at around 03:30 Police conducted an intelligence driven operation at a house inside Paxton prison premises in Witbank and found drugs to the street value of 1 million rands.

During the operation, a house of a 37-year-old female prison warden was searched and the following drugs were found inside the house:

249 kg of crystal meth
9 half-moons of rock
1.5 kg of heroine
3.2 grams of rock

Police also confiscated an undisclosed amount cash and are currently investigating whether the drugs were sold to prisoners or elsewhere outside the prison at Emalahleni.

The suspect will appear on 12 November 2021 before the Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court on charges of dealing in drugs.

The Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has come out in appreciation and support of the joint efforts by the members who bravely executed their job without any fear or favour.

“As I have said before, no one will be treated better than the others. We are all equal before the law and anyone found in contravention of the law would be arrested immediately” she said.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service