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SAPS sting operation nabs undocumented persons and suspects with drugs worth more than R1,7 million in Namakwa


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

NORTHERN CAPE - On 05 and 06 September 2023, the SAPS K9 and Crime Intelligence in Springbok conducted intelligence driven sting operations in the Namakwa District, Northern Cape.

In Port Nolloth the police arrested five undocumented persons at the first premises. The team arrested male at the second premises in possession of 8,990kg Hydro Dagga with an estimated street value of R1, 7million, that was stashed in vehicle tyres.

In Brandvlei the team went on to search an open area nearby an alleged drug dealer's house and seized seven tik bankies, four half mandrax tablets, 24 quarter mandrax tablets, 84 pokes of dagga, 107 bankies dagga and one bag of loose dagga buried underground. Police will continue to keep high visibility in and around the identified hotspot as no arrests were made.

The Nababeep SAPS Crime Prevention unit executed tracing operations in Okiep and followed up on information about alleged drug dealing activities. The members arrested an adult male and female with 39 mandrax tablets and confiscated an undisclosed amount of cash from the suspected drug dealers.

The District Commissioner for Namakwa, Brigadier Schalk Andrews commended the members for their vigilance and commitment during the operations that led to this outstanding arrests. The community is also appreciated for being the ears and eyes of SAPS that assists in sweeping our streets clean from drugs and other criminal elements. End


Lt Col Sergio Kock
082 494 9982


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