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Police operation nets seven suspected drug dealers

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Kakamas cops “destroy” drug dealers.

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THE KAKAMAS police arrested seven suspected drug dealers in the early hours of Wednesday morning during an operation dubbed Project Destroy.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said that the suspects, who are aged between 23 and 37 years old, were arrested at three different residential addresses and various drugs were confiscated.

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he suspects were sought and arrested at the three different addresses. Mandrax tablets, dagga and crystal meth with an estimated street value of R40 000, counterfeit money, three cellphones and a scale were confiscated during the operation,” said Ramatseba.

“Members of the Crime Intelligence, Provincial Organised Crime and Detectives units have been monitoring illegal dealing in drugs in the Kakamas area for some time, leading to the operation. The suspects have allegedly been selling these illicit substances to the residents of Kakamas and surrounding areas.”

Ramatseba said the police members were applauded for the arrests.

“The Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection, Major-General Koliswa Otola, applauded the members for the successful execution, stating that the arrest will assist in the curbing of drug dealing in the area and the Province. She urged community members to give information to the police about people who are dealing in drugs and other criminal activities. Anyone with information with regards to any criminal activities can contact the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence,” he said.

Ramatseba added that the suspects are expected to appear in the Kakamas Magistrate’s Court soon.