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Cross border operation nets two males and a female for possession and dealing in drugs


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner North West

POTCHEFSTROOM - A crime intelligence driven and cross border operation that commenced in Hartswater, Northern Cape, concluded with the discovery of drugs and the arrest of two males and a female in Hartswater and Taung on Tuesday afternoon, 12 July 2022.

According to information, a female suspected drug peddler was spotted at a taxi rank in Hartswater. Upon becoming aware of the police, she allegedly fled into a taxi which was searched together with the occupants. During the search by Kimberley and Hartswater K9 Units, two men were found in possession of 32 and 53 packets of nyaope respectively.  Further investigation led the police to the woman’s residence at Extension 7, Taung where the search was later conducted. Consequently, members of the two K9 units and Taung Visible Policing found and confiscated cash amounting to R5 297-00, one bag of dagga, nine units of nyaope and drugs known as “Tik”, all with an estimated street value of R27 000-00. As a result, the woman, aged, 28, was arrested. She is expected to appear in the Taung Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 14 July 2022, for possession and dealing in drugs.

Meanwhile, the other two suspects are expected to appear soon at the Hartswater Magistrates’ Court for possession and dealing in drugs.

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended the police from both provinces for their collaboration that resulted in the success.


Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone 
082 496 9642


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