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SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR DEALING IN DRUGS: KLERKSDORP
2020/08/26      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

Our efforts in the fight against drug peddling paid off when the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Covid-19 Team consisting of Police Officers, South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members and Provincial Traffic Officers arrested on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, a male suspect, aged 34, for dealing in drugs (dagga).

The suspect was arrested at about 11:00 at a roadblock held on the R30 road between Klerksdorp and Orkney at the Uraniaville turn-off.  Members were doing routine stop and searches when a white Toyota Camry with Lesotho registration number plates was pulled over.  Upon searching the vehicle, bags of dagga with an estimated street value of R2.2 million were found in the boot, the back seat and the spare wheel compartment.

The suspect was immediately arrested and the vehicle confiscated.  He is expected to appear before the Orkney Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 27 August 2020, on a charge of dealing in drugs.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, lauded all members involved for their efforts.  He said that drug peddling,  especially dagga is becoming a real challenge in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District and that the police will not hesitate to ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.

Attached herewith please find the photographs of the vehicle used as well as confiscated dagga.

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The vehicle that was used as well as confiscated dagga.
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The vehicle that was used as well as confiscated dagga.
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The vehicle that was used as well as confiscated dagga.