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Over 80 suspects arrested in Humansdorp police weekend operation

Nov 18, 2019
Over 80 suspects arrested in Humansdorp police weekend operation

Humansdorp - Humansdorp SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, says he is pleased with the professional conduct of the members of the police service during Festive Season operations that were held resulting in 86 arrests in the Humansdorp Cluster over weekend.

"From Friday up to Sunday, nine police stations in the Humansdorp Cluster conducted several operations from roadblocks to visiting of taverns to monitor compliance with the laws," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"A Joubertina man (22), was among 86 people that were arrested for crimes ranging from drunk and disorderly to robbery aggravating in the Cluster.

"This figure excludes motorists that were fined for various traffic offences."

Sgt Nkohli said that the 22-year-old Joubertina man was arrested on Saturday after the police executed a search warrant in one of the houses in Twee Riviere, Joubertina.

"Illicit drugs ranging from dagga to mandrax were seized from the premises. There was R6 220 cash that was also seized."

He added that the street value of the drugs is estimated to be around R2 500.

"The suspect is due to appear in the Joubertina Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of dealing in drugs."

Humansdorp SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok, said: "These operations are ongoing, and these efforts are to ensure that police exert the authority of the state, under #BuyaMthetho."

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