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Police operations take down five suspected drug dealers

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In a crackdown on drug-related crimes, the Northern Cape Provincial Organised Crime Investigations unit led a series of takedown operations in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The operations, dubbed Project Nights and Project Nathi, were executed in Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater and Schweizer-Reneke.

The police arrested five suspects linked to drug-related crimes and seized illegal drugs and cash. Picture: SAPS

IN A CRACKDOWN on drug-related crimes, the Northern Cape Provincial Organised Crime Investigations unit led a series of takedown operations in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The operations, dubbed Project Nights and Project Nathi, were executed in Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Hartswater and Schweizer-Reneke.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Cherelle Ehlers said that the project team comprised various units including Provincial Organised Crime Investigation, Hartswater Crime Intelligence, Kimberley Serious and Violent Crime, Kimberley and Vryburg Public Order Police, Kimberley and Hartswater K9 units, Frances Baard District Detective unit, and Jan Kempdorp Department of Home Affairs. The co-ordinated effort resulted in the arrest of five suspects linked to drug-related crimes.

Project Nathi, carried out in Warrenton, led to the arrest of two suspects, aged 34 and 36, on charges of dealing in drugs. Meanwhile, Project Nights was executed in Schweizer Reneke, where three suspects were identified. Two suspects, aged 38 and 41, were arrested, while a third suspect, aged 41, was already in custody as he is allegedly an undocumented foreign national.

The suspects’ premises were searched in Schweizer-Reneke, where Tik and Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R31 641 were recovered.

Searches conducted at the suspects’ premises in Schweizer-Reneke led to the seizure of tik and mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R31,641.

The team also searched a vehicle belonging to another identified suspect, resulting in the recovery of tik, mandrax tablets and dagga with an estimated street value of R21,691. The 39-year-old suspect linked to the vehicle was subsequently arrested, and the vehicle, valued at approximately R80,000, was confiscated.

The team also seized a significant amount of cash, believed to be the proceeds of crime.

The suspects are expected to make their court appearance soon on charges of dealing in drugs.

The police arrested five suspects linked to drug-related crimes and seized illegal drugs and cash. Pictures: SAPS

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