A man was arrested by the Barkly West police after drugs with an estimated street value of R10,000 were found in his possession.
A SUSPECTED drug dealer was arrested by the Barkly West police after drugs with an estimated street value of R10,000 were found in his possession.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said the suspect was arrested after the police received a tip-off regarding drug dealings in the area.
“On Saturday, December 4, 2021, at about 10.30pm, the police spotted a vehicle in Barkly West and it was stopped and searched. The suspect inside the vehicle was found with 120 mandrax tablets and 50grams of tik in his possession. The total street value of the drugs is estimated at R10,000,” said Kock.
He added that the suspect will appear in the Barkly West Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of dealing in drugs.
Kock said the arresting team and the local community were commended for their “partnership” that led to the arrest of the suspect.
“The Frances Baard district commissioner, Major-General Johan Bean, commended sergeants Moilwa and Jacobs and constables Kumbi and Blom from the Barkly West Crime Prevention unit for their alertness,” said Kock.
“These actions will continue during the Safer Festive Season operations,” he added.
“The community is also thanked for their role in providing such crucial information, which led to the apprehension and arrest of the suspect. This is partnership policing at its best.”