Uitenhage Cluster, Kwanobuhle: Police officials from the Uitenhage Cluster continue to keep their community safe and have increased their visibility and intensified their crime prevention operations, during the weekend. The continuous seizure and confiscation of drugs remains a priority and members will continue with their actions to arrest suspects and rid communities from these illegal drugs.
Whilst members were busy conducting crime prevention duties in Ngamashe Street, Kwanobuhle today, 10 March 2019 at 15:20, alert members spotted a male who turned around and started running away from police officers after the man saw the officers. The members gave chase and found 193 mandrax tablets, to the value of R9650-00 in his possession.
Members arrested the 33-year-old male suspect and he will appear in the Kwanobuhle Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Monday, 11 March 2019, on a charge of illegal possession of drugs.
The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll praised the officers and emphasised that: Police visibility will be enhanced and SAPS officials will conduct random stop-and-search operations and intelligence-driven operations to effectively deal with all forms of crime”.
The South African Police Service wants to encourage the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the confiscation of illegal firearms, drugs and the arrest of those involved. Contact Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211 with information.
Source: South African Police Service