Duo face charges of reckless and negligent driving, dealing in drugs or alternatively possession of drugs, and contravening the Covid-19 lockdown regulations
TWO ALLEGED drug dealers were arrested in the Northern Cape after they crashed their car when they tried to flee from police, the SAPS said on Sunday.
The duo were arrested by SAPS officers in Phillipstown on Friday, police spokesperson Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said.
It was alleged that police officers stopped a car and asked the occupants for their permit to travel during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. The suspects failed to produce a permit and sped off. Police pursued the vehicle “and in the process the suspects’ car overturned and drugs fell out of the car”.
More drugs were found inside the car and the two male suspects were arrested and taken to hospital. The confiscated drugs had an estimated street value of about R38 000.
The two suspects, aged 30 and 37, face charges of reckless and negligent driving, dealing in drugs or alternatively possession of drugs, and contravening the Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
Pixley ka Seme policing cluster commander Brigadier Nomana Adonis had applauded the officers for a job well done, Ramatseba said.
– African News Agency (ANA)