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Anonymous tip-off leads #OperationLockdown officers to alleged Shauderville drug dealer

Apr 15, 2016
Anonymous tip-off leads #OperationLockdown officers to alleged Shauderville drug dealer

A 32 year-old Shauderville man was arrested for drug possession at his house in an early Friday morning raid by members of the crime intervention units deployed in the Northern Areas of  Port Elizabeth.

"Police received an anonymous tip-off and immediately reacted. Rock cocaine, tik, tranquilisers and a substantial amount of cash was found in the Highfield Road house," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"The suspect is detained for dealing in drugs and will appear in the Gelvandale magistrate court on Monday."

The following arrests and confiscations were also made in the last 24 hours in Gelvandale and Bethelsdorp areas:

  • Arrests: 5 (illegal possession of state property, possession of unlicenced firearm and drugs, possession of suspected stolen property and drugs, robbery and dealing and possession of drugs)
  • Confiscations: bullet proof vest, 7.65 pistol and 8 rounds of ammunition, 11 mandrax tablets, 75 rolls of dagga, tik pipes, laptop, chainsaw, 2 plastic bags of loose dagga, 8 knives, 1x9mm round.

"Since the launch of Operation Lockdown, the communities have volunteered vital information to the police and many arrests were executed  as a result of the positive information provided," said Colonel Naidu.

Information may be reported anonymously on 08600 10111 or to Crime Line 3 22 11 or to Col Ralane on 082 442 1663.  All information reported to police will be treated as strictly confidential. By working together we can make our communities safe.