Four suspects are expected to appear in the Britstown Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of dealing in drugs following their arrests on Thursday.
FOUR suspects are expected to appear in the Britstown Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of dealing in drugs following their arrests on Thursday.
Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said a multi-disciplinary team – consisting of the Northern Cape Provincial Crime Intelligence, Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, De Aar Public Order Police, De Aar Local Criminal Record Centre, Colesberg Visible Police (Vispol) and the De Aar K9 unit – searched the suspects’ premises in Nood Kamp informal settlement and new extension, Umzwabantu in Britstown.
“A 30-year-old man was found in possession of 38 full mandrax tablets, 18 halves of mandrax tablets and crystal meth. Two cellphones that were found in possession of the suspect were also confiscated,” said Tawana.
He added that the police also seized 10 full mandrax tablets, three halves of mandrax, 10 quarters of mandrax tablets, one plastic medium-sized bank bag of crystal meth, 30 small-sized zip-lock plastic bags of crystal meth, three bulb straws, two scales and cash to the value of R3,110.50 that was believed to be the proceeds of drug dealing.
“Three women, aged 19, 22 and 23, were arrested,” said Tawana.
The Northern Cape acting provincial commissioner, Major-General Kolisa Otola, applauded the team members for a successful multi-disciplinary operation.