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Drug dealer to spend six years behind bars

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The Upington Magistrate’s Court sentenced a 26-year-old man to six years direct imprisonment for drug dealing.

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THE UPINGTON Magistrate’s Court sentenced Xavier Roelf, 26, to six years direct imprisonment after he was convicted of dealing in drugs on July 5.

Hawks spokesperson Warrant Officer Nomthandazo Mnisi said on Monday that the accused was arrested along with other accused during a “Project Dumper” take-down operation in February 2022.

She indicated that the accused was released on bail.

“During the trial, a number of accused pleaded guilty, while some were convicted as part of the ‘Project Dumper’ investigation.

“After a lengthy trial, Roelf was convicted and sentenced to six years direct imprisonment for dealing in drugs,” Mnisi stated.

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