Police squeeze drug dealers

2018-01-16 06:00

Police in the province are leaving no stone unturned to bring to book those dealing in drugs.

Provincial spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, says their mission to destroy the lucrative drug trade in this province resulted in the apprehension of two suspects during two separate raids, netting drugs with a combined value of more than R1.6m on Monday 8 January.

Traut says police officers attached to Operation Combat embarked on an intelligence-driven operation and searched a residence in Flora Road, Steenberg, where a 31-year-old suspect was arrested for being in possession of 9451 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R567 000.

From there, the operation moved to Kirstenhof where a residence in Palm Tree Village was searched.

This led to the arrest of a 33-year-old suspect who was found in possession of 4kg tik and 32 000 mandrax tablets – with a total estimated street value of over R1m – as well as R163 190 cash, which isbelieved to be the proceeds of drug ­trafficking.

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