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Drugs and ammunition seized by Operation Vala Umgodi team

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During police actions in Kimberley, the Operation Vala Umgodi team arrested a suspect for illegal possession of ammunition and another suspect for dealing in drugs.

Suspects were arrested for dealing in drugs and for the illegal possession of ammunition. Pictures: SAPS

WHILE conducting vehicle patrols and stop and searches in and around Kimberley on April 14, the Operation Vala Umgodi team followed up on intelligence-driven information in Homelite.

The police members arrested a 44-year-old man after he was found in possession of live rounds of ammunition.

Further investigation led the members to a residence in Phakamile Mabija Road, where rifle ammunition was found.

The suspect was arrested for illegal possession of ammunition.

In Galeshewe, a 35-year-old man was arrested for dealing in drugs when he was found in possession of crystal meth valued at approximately R12,000 and a sum of money suspected to be the proceeds of drug sales.

Both suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

The Northern Cape provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, welcomed the arrests and commended the team for their dedicated efforts to combat illegal mining and other criminal activities.

A suspect was arrested for being in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R12,000. Picture: SAPS

A 35-year-old Nigerian national was arrested for dealing in drugs. Picture: SAPS

Ammunition was seized from a suspect in Homelite. Picture: SAPS

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