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Uitenhage man arrested with drugs worth R55 000 and R120 000 in cash

Aug 6, 2018
Uitenhage man arrested with drugs worth R55 000 and R120 000 in cash

SAPS Kamesh members continued with their actions to seize drugs and arrest those culprits involved in drug peddling in the Uitenhage Cluster over the weekend.

They followed up on information, in the early hours of Sunday morning, and arrested a 39-year-old male suspect in Pepperboom Street, Kamesh, for dealing in mandrax.

"The suspect was arrested during an intelligence-driven operation conducted and members seized 943 mandrax tablets, 37 bankies tik with an estimated value of R55 000 and R120 000 cash," said police spokesperson, Capt Gerda Swart.

"The 39-year-old male suspect is due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of dealing in mandrax."   

Acting Uitenhage SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, commended the police officials and said: “We will continue with our actions to effectively clamp down on drug dealers who destroy the innocent lives of our community".
Capt Swart said that the South African Police Service call upon the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime.

"We appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in crime. Let us share information and support each other in the fight against crime. Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211."

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