Police confiscate 131 bundles of Khat

2017-03-16 10:07
;Constable Fabian Smith and Sergeant “Toks” Thokozani Mqhankamahat with the Khat.                          Photo:SUPPLIED

;Constable Fabian Smith and Sergeant “Toks” Thokozani Mqhankamahat with the Khat. Photo:SUPPLIED

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Several crime prevention operations were conducted over the past weekend and it resulted in the arrest of a total of 181 suspects for various crimes in the Uitenhage Cluster.

“On Sunday members from Uitenhage Visible Policing confiscated 131 bundles of Khat and two suspects were arrested for the illegal possession of this drug,” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

“The confiscated Khat was estimated to be worth R4 500 and the two men, aged 35 and 40, were arrested and appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court last Monday on charges of illegal possession of Khat.”

A total of 28 other suspects were detained for the illegal possession of drugs.

Other arrests made during the weekend included for murder, armed robbery, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, rape, theft, theft out of motor vehicle, housebreaking and theft and the possession of suspected stolen goods.

Four (4) persons were arrested for driving under the influence of liquor over the past weekend. A total of 22 traffic fines were issued, valued at more than R11 000. Suspects were also arrested on charges relating to malicious damage to property and contravention of a protection order.

During an integrated roadblock that was conducted last Friday, 127 vehicles were stopped and searched and 6 traffic fines valued at R2 500 were issued.

The police appeal to the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime by providing valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects, the tracing of illegal firearms and the recovery of stolen property.

  • Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211.

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