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Kakamas police praised for night shift successes

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The Kakamas police station commander mobilised a special parade on Tuesday morning to congratulate and motivate his Crime Prevention team following a very successful night shift that began on Monday, April 8.

The Kakamas SAPS Crime Prevention team enjoyed a very successful night shift on Monday. Picture: SAPS

THE KAKAMAS police station commander, Colonel Dries Witbooi, mobilised a special parade on Tuesday morning to congratulate and further motivate his Crime Prevention team following very successful night shift duties that began on Monday, April 8.

According to Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam, the team kicked off the shift by confiscating illicit cigarettes valued at approximately R8.4 million that were discovered in a suspicious-looking truck at a fuel station. They then acted on information about drug dealing in Kakamas and seized dagga with an estimated street value of R8,200.

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A 40-year-old man was arrested by the team on drug dealing charges. The suspect is expected to appear in the Kakamas Magistrate’s Court soon.

The provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, commended the team for reducing the room for drug dealers to operate within our communities.

She also encouraged the public to evaluate the police’s efforts in combating crime by participating in the “Rate Our Service” online survey, which will help enhance police services.

The Kakamas police seized dagga with an estimated street value of R8,200. Picture: SAPS

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