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SAPS hits drug dealers hard during Operation ‘Vala Konke’

JOE GQABI DISTRICT – SAPS members’ continues efforts to prevent and detect crime and to rid the streets of drugs yielded positive results over the weekend.
Members of the Public Order Policing (POP), Tactical Response Team (TRT), JGD OCC as well as crime prevention units at stations such as Mount Fletcher, Ugie, Maletswai and Aliwal North were busy with stop and search activities as well as intelligence driven operations that resulted in the arrest of seven suspects between the ages of 20 and 47 for the possession or dealing in drugs and dagga.
The following drugs were seized:
• 82 bags of dagga in different sizes,
• 34 mandrax tablets in different sizes as well as 126 sachets of tik were confiscated in total as well as the cash amount of R7365-00.
The suspects will appear in their respective magistrate’s courts.
The Acting District Commissioner, Brigadier Asogran Naidoo commended the members on the successful arrests and confiscations. The drugs were destined for the streets as part of criminal activities however the long arm of the law caught up with them.

Source: South African Police Service