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Suspected NC drug dealer arrested

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It is alleged that the suspect was in possession of mandrax with an estimated street value of R150 000.

MEMBERS of the Springbok Public Order Policing unit arrested a 54-year-old man at Bergsig for dealing in drugs after he was found in possession of mandrax with an estimated street value of R150 000.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said the police were conducting patrols around Springbok, Okiep, Matjieskloof, Concordia, Nababeep and Bergsig on Wednesday night.

“Members were patrolling the N7 and N14 roads to curb the proliferation of stolen goods,” said Ramatseba yesterday. “The patrols were focusing on enforcing the curfew declared in terms of the Disaster Management Act regulations aimed at containing Covid-19.”

Ramatseba said that the suspect was arrested for dealing in drugs, where 1 791 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of about R150 000 were confiscated from him on Wednesday night at about 10pm.

“Another suspect, aged 30, was also arrested at Bergsig for being in possession of tik valued at about R200.”

Ramatseba said police investigations were continuing.