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Nigerian national arrested for drug possession

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The Kimberley police arrested a Nigerian national for drug possession after a suspected drug transaction was scheduled to take place at a business near Belgravia.

The police seized drugs with an estimated street value of R31,380. Picture: Supplied

A NIGERIAN national was arrested in Kimberley by the Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit and Crime Detection, as well as the Kimberley Crime Prevention unit (Shift A), for being in possession of drugs on April 12.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said that police members followed up on a suspected planned drug transaction that was scheduled to take place at a business establishment near Belgravia in Kimberley.

“An intelligence-driven tactical operation was conducted and one suspect was arrested,” said Sam.

“The team seized two parcels of khat with an estimated street value of about R31,380.

“The suspect is expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court soon.”

The provincial commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, commended the police for squeezing the space for drug dealers to operate.

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