Drug dealer busted during undercover operation

2015-10-02 08:10

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Pietermaritzburg - After an intensive undercover operation, a drug dealer was arrested in Winston Road on Thursday when he was caught red-handed selling cocaine.

According to police sources, members of the organised crime unit set up an undercover operation to bust a well-known drug dealer operating in the CBD.

It is believed that the policing unit sent an “agent” to buy the drugs and swooped on the dealer as the transaction was under way in Winston Road.

Members of the combined action team (CAT) were called in for back up when the alleged dealer tried to escape, running up Winston Road towards Mayor’s Walk.

According to uMgungundlovu South Police spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese, a police dog chased after the fleeing dealer and tackled him down.

“We cannot provide further comment at this stage as investigations are still under way.

“We can confirm the incident took place and that the suspect was taken to hospital for bite wounds,” Ngobese said

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