Hawks swoop in during R60 000 drug bust in North West

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The Hawks have arrested one person and seized drugs worth more than R60 000 in Jouberton in North West.
The Hawks have arrested one person and seized drugs worth more than R60 000 in Jouberton in North West.
Tiro Ramatlhatse, Gallo Images, Sowetan

The Hawks have arrested one person and seized drugs worth more than R60 000 in a raid in Jouberton in North West.

On Friday, the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation team executed a search warrant at a house in Jouberton and found a 41-year-old suspect in possession of crystal meth and Mandrax tablets, said police spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso.

Officers then moved to a second property, where they discovered more drugs.

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"A second house on the same street was searched where Khat and Mandrax tablets worth approximately R57 000 were found hidden in a sports bag. The drugs were seized and the tenant of the room is being traced," Rikhotso said.

The arrested suspect will appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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