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A variety of drugs confiscated during the operation.

23 arrested for possession of illegal drugs


Police are succeeding in their continuous fight against the mushrooming of drugs when they arrested 23 suspects for the possession of drugs during operations across the province recently.
Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe indicated that the suspects will be appearing in various courts across the province.
The intelligence-led operations composed of various units and in the Modimolle, Mookgophong and Bela-Bela policing areas seven suspects aged between 35 and 46 were arrested for possession of and dealing in drugs. During the arrest 101 sachets Cat, three bags containing crystal meth with an estimated value of R200 000 and a Mercedes-Benz allegedly used to commit a series of crimes were confiscated, according to Ngoepe.

Dagga plants were among the confiscated items.

A 46-year-old woman was arrested in Mahwelereng for possession of drugs after information was received that she was on her way back from Johannesburg where she allegedly bought stock. The woman was located and searched and 1 025 sachets of drugs with the estimated street value of
R51 250 was found, according to Ngoepe.
Operations held in Tzaneen, Lephalale, Polokwane, Burgersfort, Groblersdal, Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou also yielded positive results with 15 suspects being arrested on charges of possession of drugs and dagga. A total of 249 sachets of dagga, a variety of dagga plants, 25 kg of dagga and 2 150 sachets of nyaope were confiscated.
Provincial Police Commissioner Nneke Ledwaba applauded the units for their hard work and dedication and their continuous successful fight against the mushrooming of drugs.

Story: RC Myburgh