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Elderly woman arrested with drugs and bank cards

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Free State

Anti-Gang Unit members arrested an elderly woman for possession of drugs and bank cards in Matlakeng, Zastron.

On Monday 15 August 2022 at about 09:00 members of the Anti-Gang Unit were on crime prevention patrol duties in Matlakeng when they received information about a woman selling drugs.

Information led members to Dinotshing and upon arrival they searched the house and found Mandrax and Chrystal Meth with a street value of about R60 000.  Members continued the search and found more than 70 identity documents, a drivers’ licence, 03 passports, 56 bank cards and an undisclosed amount of money.

The 72-year-old woman was arrested for dealing in drugs, Contravention of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).  She will make her first appearance in the Zastron Magistrates’ Court soon.


Media Enquiries:
Sgt Mahlomola Kareli
082 527 6634



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