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King Williams Town police make R600 000 drug bust

APRIL 7, 2016
King Williams Town police make R600 000 drug bust

In a Crime Intelligence-driven operation, King Williams Town police confiscated ten bags of dagga and 2 717 mandrax tablets  worth R600 000 at Dobo Street, in Ginsberg, outside King Williams Town.

"In the early hours at about 01h30, police followed information they received about a house with drugs at Ginsberg. When police stopped the vehicles outside the male suspect jumped out of the house through a window and fled the scene," said police spokesperson, Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa.

"Police gave chase with no luck. They arrived in the house and searched it, they found ten bags full of dagga and150 arms of dagga to the street value of R4 300. Police also recovered 2 713 mandrax tablets to the street value of R162 780 and forty halves to the value of R6 000."

Police are looking for the suspect, who was dealing in drugs, and anyone with information can contact King Williams Town Branch Commander Lieutenant Colonel Marwanqa on 043 6040 100 or 072 330 1648.

"This is a major breakthrough, it shows that we will stop at nothing in addressing the scourge of drugs in King Williams Town Cluster.

"The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Henry Vos commended the members for working tireless in following the information they received. He expressed his appreciation on the working relationship between the community and the Police in fighting crime in our communities and also thanked the community for the valuable information which led to the drugs recovery," said Lt Mawisa.

He also encouraged the community to keep on reporting any criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest Police station.

Image: Photo caption, from left, Constable Ansley Monk and Constable Ferquin Carelse.