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Police arrest 13 on E Rand for drugs

2013-07-18 18:45

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.

Comments
  • Thabo Tebele - 2013-07-18 19:21

    Nigerians at it again,and when we say this they say we are xenophobic. And this its just the tip of the iceberg.

      Walter Tgsa - 2013-07-18 19:27

      Trouble is, the police arrest a few of them, next day there are others taking their 'place', things are quite hectic in Benoni these days (I think 7 Nigerians killed over the last week or so).

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-07-18 20:00

      Thabo, dont you think the problem is the locals. Why dont they stop using/buying the drugs? That way the drug problem will go away. Destroy the market first

      TinavoMagaisa - 2013-07-18 20:02

      @Walter, I think the police should also arrest buyers of these drugs. For every arrested drug dealer, 10 are waiting to replace him/her, so also target the market

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-07-18 20:22

      @Tinavo...fully support your view on "destroy the market", why does most business go under...NO CUSTOMERS

      Sean Bagley - 2013-07-18 20:42

      The druglords reading this will just increase their prices for what's been lost.Very little is still being done in the country to try and stamp out illegal & illicit drug abuse and drug dealers in its entirety.

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2013-07-18 20:08

    No prizes for guessing the nationality of the culprits!

  • Sean Bagley - 2013-07-18 20:42

    The druglords reading this will just increase their prices for what's been lost.Very little is still being done in the country to try and stamp out illegal & illicit drug abuse and drug dealers in its entirety.

  • Nick Joubert - 2013-07-18 21:23

    Hahaha, "E" Rand! Probably no more than coincidence, but still appropriate in relation to the story!

  • Marhadi Hlubelihle Mketsi - 2013-07-19 08:01

    Wish dey will rot in jail.

  • Gert Van Wyk - 2013-07-19 09:05

    Police doing their work without Showerhead visiting Brakpan, Springs and Benoni. to tell them what to do ???? WELL DONE

  • Chelly Mane - 2013-07-19 10:01

    Please come t o Nigel as well, MANY MANY MANY drug dealers here!!!!

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