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Illicit drugs seized, man arrested

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

CRADOCK:   An intelligence driven operation with assistance from Cradock K9 and Highway Patrol members has yielded positive results today.

On Sunday, 2 April 2023, members from Crime Intelligence Unit intercepted information of illicit drugs in transit, which was quickly relayed to Cradock K9 and Highway Patrol teams.

Members spotted a man fitting a description of the suspect busy hitchhiking on the N10 near Cradock.

A suspicious man was accosted and a request for a routine search was done. It is alleged that the illicit drugs were found stashed/dipped in several yoghurt containers and concealed with foil. Drugs valued around R12 400 were seized and cash was also found in his possession.  A 40-year-old suspect was arrested and will appear before Cradock Magistrates’ Court on Monday 03 April 2023 on charges of dealing in drugs.


Media Enquiries:
Captain Namhla Mdleleni
082 779 7237




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