Two suspected drug dealers were arrested after they skipped a red robot in Kathu on June 26 after police found drugs with an estimated street value of R25 000 in their possession.
TWO suspected drug dealers were arrested after they skipped a red robot in Kathu on June 26 after police found drugs with an estimated street value of R25 000 in their possession.
Provincial police spokesperson, Colonel Mashay Gamieldien, said Sergeant Ben Eiman, Constables Blythe Jantjies, Beatrice Canchibatho and Tshwarelo Moleme were conducting vehicle patrols in the vicinity of the Kathu Village Mall when they noticed a grey Toyota Yaris skipping a red robot at the intersection at around 9.05pm.
“They pursued the vehicle and stopped it. Inside the vehicle they found the male driver and his passenger. The occupants reacted nervously when they were instructed to get out of the vehicle. Sergeant Eiman noticed a small ziplock plastic bag on the floor containing a white substance.”
She added that the members decided to take the vehicle to the Kathu police station where they conducted a thorough search of the suspects and the vehicle.
“They discovered 50 small ziplock bags and three large bags filled with suspected crystal meth concealed behind the radio in the dashboard.”
She stated that the estimated street value of the drugs was R25 000.
“They also found cash amounting to R6 750 which is believed to the proceeds of the sale of the drugs.”
Gamieldien added that the two suspects – a 35-year-old foreign national and a 39-year-old man were arrested and charged for possession of drugs and the vehicle seized as it was used in the commission of a crime.
“The two suspects will appear in the Kathu Magistrates Court soon.”
The Kathu Vispol Commander, Captain Yvonne Phebe commended the members for their efforts in eradicating drugs from the streets.