Internal Affairs

Drug dealer arrested after seven years on the run

WESTERN CAPE – An alleged drug trafficker who has been on the run since 2015 was traced and arrested yesterday, 12 October 2022.
The suspect was arrested by the George Serious Organised Crime Investigation team at a property in Lower Main Road, Observatory near Cape Town.
The 42-year-old Renaldo Francois Theron along with other drug dealers allegedly involved in dealing in drugs, specifically cannabis, were under the Hawks radar. The other drug dealers were consequently arrested for the same offences. However Theron avoided arrest for alleged possession of drugs worth R243 000-00.
Subsequent to his arrest yesterday, he appeared in the George Magistrate’s Court this morning, 13 October 2022 for a charge of possession of drugs and matter was postponed to 18 October 2022 for a formal bail application.

Source: South African Police Service