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2023/05/18      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Sarah Baartman District 17 May 2023: Swift follow up on information received by SAPS Cookhouse Highway patrol members, resulted in the arrest of one suspect and the confiscation of drugs on Tuesday, 16/05. It is alleged that at about 21:15 members were patrolling in the Cookhouse area when they acted on  information about a male fetching drug from Cradock, a known drug distribution point. The drugs was destined for Somerset East.

Members patrolled the R63 and N10 searching for the suspect, and he was spotted walking from the N10 direction. Approximately 300 mandrax tablets and 30 satchets of tik were found in his possession. The 34 year old suspect from Somerset East was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of drugs. The estimated value of the drugs is R69 000. 

The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.

Sarah Baartman District Commissioner, Maj Gen Zolani Xawuka applauded the persistent efforts of the members in ensuring that their streets are rid of drugs.