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Operation Vala Konke nabbed suspect with drugs worth R70 000


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

KIMBERLEY - Two suspects arrested with drugs worth R77 000-00 are expected to appear in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 21 December 2022 on a charge of dealing in drugs.

On Tuesday, 20 December 2022 the team from the Provincial office deployed in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District pounced on alleged drug dealers, following raids conducted on a premises in Mimosa Street in Kuruman. A total of 299 Mandrax tablets and 31 packets of Crystal Meth were found on the suspect’s premises, including cash believed to be the proceeds of drug dealing.

The team proceeded to tavern in Kuruman CBD, where they conducted a search and seizure operation. A suspect was found in possession of Mandrax, Crystal Meth, and dagga worth more than R7 000-00. The suspect was found in possession of cash believed to be the proceeds of dealing in drugs.

The suspect was also charged with dealing in drugs.

The District Commissioner of the John Taolo Gaetsewe, Major General Johny Besnaar commended the team for putting the alleged drug peddlers behind bars.


Captain Olebogeng Tawana
082 494 9981


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