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Five face drug charges after intelligence operation

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The police confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R15 000 on Wednesday June 9 during an intelligence operation that was conducted in Jan Kempdorp.

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THE POLICE confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R15 000 on Wednesday June 9 during an intelligence operation that was conducted in Jan Kempdorp.

Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said five men were arrested on charges of dealing in drugs and dagga.

“The Frances Baard district detective team, Hartswater K9 unit, Hartswater Crime Intelligence, Kimberley and Hartswater highway patrol pounced on the suspects at 2am after a series of transactions were conducted by undercover agents in and around Valspan in Jan Kempdorp.”

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He stated that the police confiscated 403 Mandrax tablets, 20 zips of tik, two kilogrammes of dagga and an electric scale with an estimated street value of R15 000.

“The suspects were detained and will be appearing in court soon.”

The Frances Baard district commissioner Major-General Johan Bean believed this operation had “dealt a huge blow” to the drug trade in the Jan Kempdorp and surrounding areas.