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Police raid suspected drug houses in Kimberley

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Responding to information received about drugs being sold in Galeshewe, Operation Vala Umgodi team members raided two locations where they arrested three suspects and seized drugs and cash.

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INTELLIGENCE-driven operations led by Operation Vala Umgodi members continue to disrupt the distribution of drugs in the Frances Baard District.

Responding to credible information received about drugs being sold in Galeshewe, team members executed search-and-seizure operations on April 16, targeting two specific locations.

At the first location, suspected to be a drug house, the police discovered crystal meth (tik) and mandrax tablets cleverly concealed in the heels of women’s shoes.

A 35-year-old man was apprehended for drug possession during the raid.

The team then proceeded to the second identified location, where they found two men in the house with mandrax tablets in their possession. Both suspects, aged 28 and 37, were arrested for drug possession.

The operation resulted in the confiscation of drugs with an estimated street value of R10,000, along with cellphones and cash suspected to be proceeds from criminal activities.

The provincial commissioner of the SAPS in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant-General Koliswa Otola, commended the co-operation between the police and local communities in the collective effort to combat crime.

She also praised the Operation Vala Umgodi team members for their ongoing commitment to addressing illicit mining and related offences.

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