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Bicycle, knives and drugs seized during crime prevention operation

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A kiddies bicycle and numerous knives along with pokes of dagga were confiscated from two men during a crime prevention operation in Kathu on June 24.

A kiddies bicycle and numerous knives along with pokes of dagga were confiscated from two men during a crime prevention operation in Kathu. Picture: Supplied

A KIDDIES bicycle and numerous knives along with pokes of dagga were confiscated from two men during a crime prevention operation in Kathu on June 24.

Police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said Sergeant Ben Eiman and Constables Blythe Jantjies, Beatrice Canchibatho and Tshwarelo Moleme were conducting patrols in the open veld area in the vicinity of Hendrik van Eck Street at about 12.30am when they noticed the bicycle lying in the veld.

“The members also confiscated dangerous knives during random stop and search actions. Unfortunately no one was arrested and the items were handed in as found property.”

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She added that the members also arrested a 40-year-old foreign national on June 24 at approximately 7.10 pm while conducting stop and searches in the industrial area in Kathu.

“They noticed a vehicle with tinted windows parked with unknown persons standing around.

The vehicle sped off when they approached and threw items out of the vehicle. The members pursued the vehicle and before it came to a standstill.

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The members went back to the place where he dumped the items and found it to be drugs.”

Gamieldien stated that they found a ziploc bag containing crystal meth, mandrax tablets and CAT with an estimated street value of R2 000 as well as tik pipes.

“Upon searching the suspect, they also found cash on him amounting to R1 070 believed to be the proceeds of the sale of the drugs.

“The suspect will soon appear in the Kathu magistrates court.”

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