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Police bust three suspects with drugs worth more than R1.3 million in three districts in Northern Cape


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Northern Cape

KIMBERLEY- The Management of the police in the Northern Cape, is elated about the outstanding drug successes achieved by members in the Frances Baard, Namakwa and Pixely Ka-Seme districts respectively, following the arrest of three suspects with drugs worth more than R1.3 million.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 during separate crime intelligence driven operations in Francis Baard, Namakwa and Pixley Ka Seme Districts.

Members of the Hartswater K9 and Kimberley K9 Units tactically acted on information regarding a female who was dealing in drugs from her red Range Rover, at Hartswater taxi rank.

The suspect’s vehicle was searched by both police officers and the narcotic dog “Eddie”, and no drugs could be found in the vehicle. The search proceeded to the suspect’s house in Extension 7 in Taung.

During the search at the suspect’s house the narcotic dog “Eddie” reacted positively and led the handler to the suspect’s bedroom where she hid the drugs. The crystal meth weighing 12,7 grams to the value of R3 810-00, loose dagga weighing 5,40 kilograms to the value of R21 600-00 including heroin weighing 2,85 kilograms to the value of R1, 289  850-00 was discovered.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Taung Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of dealing in drugs.

In a separate operation  the Springbok Visible Policing, Upington K9 Unit, members of the Local Criminal Record Centre and the DPCI intercepted a 34-year-old man with 312 Boss mandrax tablets to the value of R24 960-00. The team operationalised information, which they received regarding a man who was travelling in a vehicle believed to be in possession of a drug shipment.  The suspect is expected to appear in the Springbok Magistrate’s Court soon, on count of possession of mandrax tablets.

In the third incident, a 32-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Prieska Magistrate’s court soon on a charge of dealing in drugs. The suspect was arrested by the Prieska Visible Policing members in Steenbok Single. The arrest of the suspect came after the police acted on intelligence regarding a wanted house breaking suspect who could be hiding at the premises of the man suspected to be dealing in drugs.

On arrival at the premises, a wanted suspect could not be found. However, a 32-year-old man who was found on the premises was searched and found in possession of 40 small zip lock bags containing crystal meth, weighing 8,84 grams, to the value of R2 000-00, twelve quarters of mandrax tablets to the value of R360-00, five packets of dagga to the value of R50-00 including cash amounting to R360-00 believed to be the proceeds of drug dealing.    

The police will continue to squeeze the space for drug dealers to operate. 


Captain Olebogeng Tawana
082 494 9981


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