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Police pounce on five suspected drug dealers

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As part of Operation Shanela, five suspects were arrested for drug dealing across various locations in the ZF Mgcawu District of the Northern Cape between April 23 and 24.

The police seized a large quantity of drugs, including mandrax, tik and dagga, as well as a sum of cash that is believed to be the proceeds of illicit activities. Pictures: SAPS

UPINGTON – In a victory against drug trafficking, police members of Crime Intelligence, the Upington Border Police, and the ZF Mgcawu Task Team arrested five individuals suspected of dealing in drugs.

The arrests were made as part of Operation Shanela, a series of intelligence-driven operations aimed at removing drugs from the streets.

The operation, which took place across various areas in the ZF Mgcawu District of the Northern Cape between April 23 and 24, was based on information received about alleged drug dealing activities at specific premises.

The police swiftly operationalised this information, leading to search and seizure operations at the identified locations.

The operations resulted in the confiscation of a large quantity of drugs, including mandrax, tik and dagga. The total estimated street value of the seized drugs is R29,919.

Additionally, a sum of cash, believed to be the proceeds of these illicit activities, was also seized during the operation.

The suspects, all males aged between 22 and 36, are currently in custody and are expected to make their first court appearance soon.

The police seized a large quantity of drugs, including mandrax, tik and dagga, as well as a sum of cash, believed to be the proceeds of illicit activities. Pictures: SAPS

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