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Three men and woman arrested in over R500 000 Port Elizabeth drug bust

Nov 17, 2018
Three men and woman arrested in over R500 000 Port Elizabeth drug bust

Various SAPS units and the Nelson Mandela Metro Police were part of a crime intelligence driven operation in the Central area in Port Elizabeth.

"Search warrants were executed at premises in Burt Street, Parliament Street and Russel Road," described police.

"During the execution of the search warrants, police seized packets of cocaine (1 588grams), Dagga (2 235 grams), 6 half-moon cocaine and tik (207 grams), an undisclosed amount of cash and a Nikon camera."

Police said that the camera was reported stolen at Humewood SAPS.

"The total street value is estimated at R531 000.00.

"Four suspects, three males, aged between 28 and 41 years old, and one female, aged 24, were arrested and detained on charges of possession of suspected stolen property and an additional charge of possession of drugs were added to the male suspects," police said.

"The suspects will appear in the Port Elizabeth New Law Courts on Monday."

The operational strategies by the police keep bearing fruitful results through intelligence led joint operations.

Photo: Cst Magdeline Douws, Sgt Marcelle Gelderblom and Lt Col Henry Petrus

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