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Drug peddlers and daily wanted suspects nabbed during Operation Vala Konke


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

KIMBERLEY - Several drug peddlers are expected to appear in various Magistrate’s Courts in the ZF Mgcawu, John Taolo Gaetsewe and Pixley Ka Seme Districts respectively, following their arrest. The suspects were arrested between Wednesday, 04 January and Thursday, 05 January 2023 during Operation Vala Konke.

Drugs confiscated from the suspects included crystal meth, dagga and mandrax tablets.

On Thursday, 05 January 2023 two male suspects were arrested by members of the ZF Mgcawu District Task Team, K9 Unit, Paballelo Visible Policing and Upington Border Police.

The duo were found in possession of dagga weighing 6, 25 kg with an estimated street value of R156 250-00.

Police in Deben in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District pounced on crystal meth with an estimated street value of R17 100-00 including copper cables weighing 4kg resulting in the detention of the suspects.

Another suspect was found in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of R2 300-00 in Mapoteng village near Mothibistad.

A 26-year-old suspect is behind bars subsequent to being found in possession of suspected stolen property, which included bicycles, laptops, a television set, computer monitors, an  I-pad, shoes, a hammer and crystal meth. The suspect was arrested by members of Kathu Visible Policing.

A joint operation by members of Marydale and Prieska Visible Policing yielded positive results when they arrested a 29-year-old suspect for dealing in drugs. The suspect was found on his premises in possession of crystal meth with an estimated street value of more than R22 000-00.

Detectives across the Pixley Ka Seme District with the assistance of Visible Policing members embarked on daily wanted suspect tracing operations. During the tracing actions, twenty four suspects were apprehended. Suspects were arrested in Sunrise, Noupoort, Campbell and Strydenburg.

These suspects have been evading arrest and failed to appear before various courts as warned by the Magistrates Courts. They are facing different charges ranging from murder, attempted murder, theft, malicious damage to property, rape, assault to cause grievous bodily harm, robbery and contravention of protection order.

All arrested suspects are expected to appear in various Magistrate’s Courts across the districts respectively.     


Captain Olebogeng Tawana
082 4949 981


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