Drugs with a street value of more than half a million rand as well as an undisclosed amount of cash was allegedly found in her possession.
A WOMAN from KwaZulu-Natal will appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested on Thursday by the Frances Baard Crime Intelligence Unit for allegedly being in possession of drugs worth more than half a million rand.
Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said the Frances Baard Crime Intelligence Unit in Kimberley and the Kimberley K9 Narcotics Unit followed up on information of alleged drug dealing in Kimberley.
He said police seized 23 bags of normal and high grade dagga as well as 3 764 Mandrax tablets. An undisclosed amount of cash was also allegedly found stashed in the vehicle.
“On Thursday, 30 September 2021 at approximately 7 pm, the police conducted way-lay duties and followed a Chevrolet bakkie from Connolly Place in Beaconsfield to Chris Hani Park in Galeshewe.
“The bakkie was stopped close to the Galeshewe Day Hospital and the male driver jumped out and fled the scene.
“Police searched the vehicle and found 23 bags of normal and high grade dagga as well as 3 764 mandrax tablets inside the vehicle and arrested the 38-year-old female passenger.
“The police also confiscated an undisclosed amount of cash and the Chevrolet bakkie, as it was allegedly utilised in the commission of a crime.
“The total street value of the dagga and mandrax tablets is estimated at R550 000,” Kock said.
The District Commissioner for the Frances Baard region, Major-General Johan Bean commended the SAPS members for their determination and relentlessness in ensuring that criminals are put behind bars, and that the neighbourhoods are safe and secure.
Bean also expressed his gratitude towards the community for being the eyes and ears of the SAPS in the fight against crime.