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Drug dealers arrested in Cookhouse and Hofmeyr following tip-offs

Aug 5, 2019
Drug dealers arrested in Cookhouse and Hofmeyr following tip-offs

Cradock - Two males aged between 26 and 38 years old were arrested in Cookhouse and Hofmeyr on charges of dealing in drugs.

"The arrests followed reaction on information received from sources at both respective cluster stations," said police spoesperson, Captain Lariane Jonker.

"At about 14:40 on Friday, members from the Cradock Cluster, Operational Command Centre in co-operation with Hofmeyr Operational Command Centre searched a homestead in Hofmeyr locality.

"74 cushions of dagga as well as three zip-lock bags of dagga were confiscated.

"The estimated value of the dagga is R1 200."

Capt Jonker said that the 26-year-old male will appear before the Hofmeyr Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges relating to dealing in dagga.

"On the same day, at about 16:00, a search warrant was executed at a homestead in Tyoksville, in Cookhouse locality, were 400 mandrax tablets with a value of R24 000 were confiscated."

She added that the 38-year-old male will appear on charges relating to dealing in mandax at the Somerset-East Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The Cluster Commander of SAPS Cradock, Brigadier Madoda Zamkana, commended member involved in the different operations, and appreciate the involvement of the community in the sharing of this valuable information that leads to the successful apprehension and arrest of these suspects.

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