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3 arrested during multi-disciplinary initiative

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The three were charged for allegedly dealing in drugs.

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A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY initiative, Operation Phakisa, which was executed in Port Nolloth, Kleinzee and Groenrivier from June 11 until June 13, 2021 has led to the arrest of three people who were charged for allegedly dealing in drugs.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said the focus areas addressed during the operation included illegal activities in relation to marine-related crimes and illicit sand mining.

“Actions included stop and searches, vehicle checkpoints, compliance inspections to harbours, ports and fish processing plants.

“Identified drug premises were raided where mandrax tablets and dagga with an estimated street value of R1 325 and cash amounting to R871, as well as a diamond bearing gravel were seized. Three people were arrested for dealing in drugs and 11 undocumented persons were detained for the Contravention of the Immigration Act,” said Gamieldien.

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She said the team was commended for their work.

“The Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Henriette de Waal commended and appreciated the collective efforts by sister departments to address and combat crime specifically concentrating on illegal activities in relation to marine crimes. She also indicated that the police will tighten the grip and put boots on the ground in order to win the war against crime by squeezing the space for criminals to operate,” she said.