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Five arrested and drugs worth R20 000 in Uitenhage police raids

Nov 17, 2017
Five arrested and drugs worth R20 000 in Uitenhage police raids

In effort to create a safer festive season, police in Uitenhage swooped in several houses suspected to be drug posts in KwaNobuhle on Thursday.

"During the operation, five suspects were arrested in possession of illicit drugs valued over R20 000," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"The seized drugs were methamphetamine (known as tik), dagga and mandrax.

"A total value of the seized drugs are R20 450 and R3 020 of cash."

Sgt Nkohli said that in one of the houses, drugs were stashed inside a mattress.

"The suspects, aged between 20 and 25, will appear in the KwaNobuhle Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges ranging from possession to dealing in illicit drugs.