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2021/08/10      |  Written By:  Warrant Officer J Mostert   |   Province:  Western Cape

Bothasig: During their ongoing fight to rid the streets of the SAPS Bothasig precinct from drugs, members from SAPS Bothasig, working in partnership with members from the Provincial Organized Crime Narcotics Unit, dealt the drug trade a serious blow on the evening of 26 July 2021.

Members executed a raid at a residence in Bothasig which had been under surveillance for a considerable time as a result of information received from various members from the local community regarding suspicious activities.

During the raid members found and seized various drugs such as Tik, Mandrax, Dagga, Cocaine, Ecstasy and other drugs to the value of R83 000, 00. On the premises members also found counterfeit cigarettes, and other presumed stolen property.

As a result of the surveillance, a white Isuzu double cab bakkie and Aprilia motor cycle, which is believed to have been used in the commission of crimes, were also seized, with the aim of having it forfeited to the State. Various cell phones and other electronic equipment which is suspected to have been used by the suspects have also been seized for inspection during the ongoing investigation.

Two residents, a 46-year-old male and a 25-year-old female were arrested and detained on charges of dealing in drugs and possession of counterfeit and presumed stolen goods. They will appear in Goodwood court on 28 July 2021.

Anyone with more information can contact the investigation officer, Sgt Mark von Wiellingh on 021 467 6356 during office hours, Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or use the MySAPS mobile application.

The station commander Lt Col Khunjulwa Khanyile expressed her satisfaction with the good work and praised the members for it. She was also very thankfull for the information from the community that was entrusted to SAPS Bothasig to act upon.

She requested that members from the community come forward with information regarding suspicious activity in order to have it investigated.

The drugs and other property seized during the raid in Bothasig.
A Isuzu double cab bakkie and Aprilia motor cycle confiscated at the Bothasig residence.