The drugs were found were found in different parts of the yard, concealed in condoms and small plastic packets hidden under the ground, as well as a number of tins of Lactogen baby formula.
A 33-YEAR-old foreign national was arrested for dealing in drugs at his Hadison Park home in Kimberley, where police confiscated a large amount of drugs with an estimated street value of half a million rand, a stolen cellphone and R1 280 in cash.
The suspect, who is expected to appear in court soon, was pounced on by members of Group D who were performing Covid-19 crime-prevention duties under the command of Brigadier Nicky Mills on Saturday.
A large amount of tik and cat worth hundreds of thousands of rand, as well as drug paraphernalia, were found on the premises following a search by the police members.
Police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said that tik weighing 1 920 grams and 54 grams of cat were found in different parts of the yard, concealed in condoms and small plastic packets hidden under the ground, as well as a number of tins of Lactogen baby formula. The estimated street value amounts to R500 000.
The raid was conducted by police members from the Kimberley K9, Provincial Organised Crime and Provincial Crime Intelligence units who received a complaint about a cellphone being stolen out of a house in Black Street in New Park.
Gamieldien said the members followed up on information which led them to a house in Ellen Carter Street in Hadison Park.
“Eddie, the narcotics dog was roped in to sniff out the drugs that were hidden in various locations around the yard. The house was searched and drug paraphernalia, the stolen cellphone and drugs were also found inside the house,” said Gamieldien.
According to Gamieldien, the confiscated cash, which amounted to R1 280, is allegedly the proceeds of the sale of drugs.
Brigadier Mills promised that the police would continue unabated to remove and eradicate drugs from the streets. “We will squeeze the space for criminals to operate,” vowed Mills.