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Cops clamp down on drug dealing in Hartswater and Pampierstad

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The “Vala Umgodi” multi-disciplinary team, consisting of members from the SA Police Service and the SA National Defence Force, executed a covert operation in Hartswater and Pampierstad to clamp down on drug dealing.

The ‘Vala Umgodi’ team clamped down on drug dealing in Hartswater and Pampierstad. Pictures: SAPS

THE “VALA Umgodi” multi-disciplinary team, consisting of members from the SA Police Service, RovingTeam, the SA National Defence Force and Crime Intelligence, executed a covert operation in Hartswater and Pampierstad to address drug-related activities on April 5.

The team received and operationalised information about suspected drug sales at specific locations within the police precincts of Hartswater and Pampierstad. The identified locations were subsequently raided, resulting in the confiscation of crystal meth in Pampierstad and mandrax tablets in Hartswater.

In Pampierstad, three men, including two South Africans and one Nigerian, were apprehended for possession of crystal meth. Meanwhile, in Hartswater, a woman was taken into custody for possessing suspected mandrax tablets.

In addition to the drugs, the police seized money suspected to be crime proceeds and recovered a toy 9mm pistol, a 9mm magazine, three blank rounds of ammunition and a knife.

Provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Molefi Shemane said all the arrested suspects are due to appear in the Hartswater and Pampierstad magistrate’s court shortly.

The acting provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Major General Luntu Ngubelanga, commended the team members for their collaborative efforts in the fight against crime. He also urged community members to report any criminal activities to the police, assuring them that all information received will be kept confidential.

The ‘Vala Umgodi’ team clamped down on drug dealing in Hartswater and Pampierstad. Pictures: SAPS

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