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Police pounce on suspected Congolese drug dealer

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The police in the Northern Cape arrested a Congolese national for selling drugs in Upington and seized dagga with an estimated street value of R130,000.

The police seized dagga with an estimated street value of R130,000. Picture: SAPS

THE POLICE in the ZF Mgcawu District in the Northern Cape have been unwavering in their efforts to eliminate drugs from the streets.

Their dedication was demonstrated when a joint team of the Upington Border Police and the ZF Mgcawu District Highway Patrol arrested a 52-year-old Congolese national for selling drugs in Upington on April 4.

Acting on intelligence related to alleged drug sales at the Upington taxi rank, the team discovered dagga, leading them to a location in Paballelo where the illicit substance was believed to have been stored.

Provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Timothy Sam said the team seized dagga with an estimated street value of R130,000 and charged a 35-year-old man with drug dealing. The suspect is slated to appear in the Upington Magistrate’s Court soon.

The acting provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Major-General Luntu Ngubelanga, commended the police units for “squeezing the space for drug dealers to operate in our communities”.

He also encouraged the public to participate in the “Rate Our Service” online survey, enabling the police to enhance their services in the fight against crime.

The police seized dagga with an estimated street value of R130,000. Picture: SAPS
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