Drug bust worth millions

2018-06-28 06:01
Some of the drugs confiscated by Lwandle police in a raid in Lwandle on Monday evening.

Some of the drugs confiscated by Lwandle police in a raid in Lwandle on Monday evening.

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A 25-year-old woman was arrested after she was found in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of
R3 million.

The bust was executed in Vukayi Street, Lwandle on Monday evening (25 June), when police armed with a search warrant visited her residence.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut, provincial police spokesperson, said: “Partnership policing can be an effective tool to eradicate crime in our communities, as indicated by the arrest of a 25-year-old woman in Lwandle for being in possession of drugs.”

Lwandle police received a tip-off from the community relating to drug-related activities.

Armed with their search warrant, the police confiscated tik and Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R 3 million.

Traut said the suspect was arrested for dealing in drugs and is scheduled to make a court appearance in Strand once she has been charged.

Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, provincial police commissioner, commended the officers on the arrest and thanked the local community for help.


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