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Kuruman cops arrest suspected drug dealer

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A 27-year-old man was arrested by the Kuruman police after drugs with an estimated street value of more than R25,000 were found in his possession.

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A 27-YEAR-old man was arrested by the Kuruman police after drugs with an estimated street value of more than R25,000 were found in his possession.

Kuruman police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mosimaneotsile Letsapa said the suspect was apprehended after the police received a tip-off.

“On Tuesday, December 21, at about 4pm, a 27-year-old man was arrested for dealing in drugs in Kuruman,” said Letsapa. “Members of the Kuruman K9 and Kuruman Crime Prevention units searched a house after receiving a tip-off. Upon searching the house, the members discovered 190 tik pipes, tik to the value of R16,260, mandrax tablets to the value of R9,000 and an undisclosed amount of cash, which were confiscated.”

Letsapa said the suspect will appear in the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court soon.

He added that the team members were commended for the arrest.

“The acting John Taolo Gaetsewe district commander, Brigadier Johnny Besnaar, commended Kuruman K9 and Kuruman Crime Prevention members for their dedication and commitment in ensuring that drug dealers are arrested. The police will tighten the grip on crime during this period and beyond,” Letsapa said.

The 27-year-old suspect. Picture: Supplied
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