Drugs found in hearse, funeral undertaker arrested, Kimberley

South African Police Service

Drugs found in hearse, funeral undertaker arrested, Kimberley
Drugs found in hearse, funeral undertaker arrested, Kimberley

The relentless efforts by members of the Provincial Organized Crime Unit in Kimberley led to the arrest of two alleged drug dealers and the confiscation of drugs and the hearse worth thousands.

The team of detectives followed up on information which was executed on 9 May 2023, at 13:00.

When the team approached the parking area of the North Cape Mall they found the stationery silver Chrysler hearse in the parking area, which they searched and discovered Mandrax and Tik in a compartment in the back of the vehicle.

Preliminary information indicates the vehicle belongs to a local funeral undertaker in Roodepan, Kimberley.

The 36-year-old funeral undertaker, who was also the driver at the time of the incident as well as the 34-year-old male passenger were arrested and charged for dealing in drugs.

Police confiscated 2,450 Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value R180 000 and 8 bags of Tik valued at R45 000 and also seized an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be the proceeds of drug sales.

The two male suspects will soon appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court.

The police in the province will continue unabatedly to squeeze the space for drug dealers to operate and also encourage the community to continue to be the eyes and ears of the police and to report any criminal activity.

Information can be reported anonymously via the MySAPS App or callers may tip the police by calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Tipsters may opt to remain anonymous.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service