- A one-year-old police border collie named Bayley made his first big drug bust in Makhanda.
- Bayley and his handler were part of a team of officers who executed a warrant of arrest in Joza, Makhanda.
- Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said Bayley displayed enthusiasm throughout and led the team to the consignment of drugs.
A one-year-old police border collie named Bayley has been lauded for leading the police to his first big drug bust in Makhanda where mandrax, tik and crack cocaine worth R300 000 were seized.
Bayley and his handler, Sergeant Stembele Gqomo, were part of a team of officers who executed a warrant of arrest at N Street in Joza, Makhanda.
#sapsEC Grahamstown Narcotic #K9 Bayley & #K9handler Sgt Gqomo were part of a team executing a warrant of arrest at “N” Str, Joza, Grahamstown on 17/02.Bayley's #PawEnforcement skills led the team to a consignment of drugs with a str value of over R300k. Suspect (36) arrested ME pic.twitter.com/ICTbwRzXPh— SA Police Service ???? (@SAPoliceService) February 18, 2021
Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said Bayley displayed enthusiasm throughout and led the team to the consignment of drugs.
Acting district commissioner for the Sarah Baartman District, Brigadier John Lebok, commended the team and added: "Our four-legged partners constantly prove to be one of our most valuable resources during operations. Bayley and all his K9 colleagues have been loyal and faithful in the execution of their duties and each need a special commendation."
A 36-year-old female was arrested, and she faces a charge of possession of drugs.
She is expected to appear in the local magistrate's court this week.