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Three arrested in Kuruman drug raids


Several drug busts this week resulted in a number of arrests, the confiscation of a substantial amount of dagga, cash and suspected stolen goods.

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THREE suspected drug dealers were arrested on Tuesday, September 15 after they were found in possession of a substantial amount of dagga.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Mashay Gamieldien, said a 43-year-old male was arrested during joint operations conducted by members of Kimberley K9 unit and John Taolo Gaetsewe Crime Intelligence when premises were searched in Groot Damsros in Mothibistad.

“Members discovered dagga as well as R3,200 in cash, believed to be the proceeds from the sale of the dagga.”

She said members found a Lenovo laptop, a Kleenbore Gun cleaning kit and a telescope valued at R8,000 when they searched a house in Magwage Village.

Some of the stolen items recovered. Picture: Supplied

“They also confiscated dagga with an estimated street value of R25,480 and arrested a 25-year-old male for dealing in dagga and (for being in) possession of suspected stolen goods.”

Gamieldien stated that a 35-year-old man was arrested when dagga with an estimated street value of R118,690 was found at his premises in Kagung.

“All three suspects will soon appear in the Kuruman Magistrates Court.”

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