Police arrest 13 on E Rand for drugs

2013-07-18 18:45

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Johannesburg - Ekurhuleni metro police chief superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said on Thursday that 13 people had been arrested and drugs with an estimated street value of R32 000 were seized on the East Rand.

Police on Wednesday evening conducted a special operation in Brakpan, Springs and Benoni.

"Various types of narcotics were confiscated from five drug dealers and eight undocumented persons were arrested."

Nine of the arrests were made in Brakpan.

Two suspected dealers were found in possession of 64 packets of drugs with an estimated street value of R12 800 and R1 100 in cash.

Seven foreigners were arrested when they failed to produce valid documents.

Two suspected drug dealers were caught in Springs in possession of narcotics and dagga with an estimated street value of R17 380.

A man was arrested when he failed to produce valid documents.

A man in Benoni believed to be a drug dealer was arrested when he was found with drugs worth R1 600.

The arrested would appear in court on Friday.

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