Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

MAOKENG – Two crime prevention members arrested a woman after following information and seized drugs in Maokeng on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at about 07:30.

The members Constables Sello Malefane and Maditaba Mantso were performing Crime Prevention duties when they were informed about a house where drugs could be found. They approached the address in Seeisoville, Maokeng. On arrival they knocked and a woman opened the door and allowed them inside. Reason for their visit was made known to the woman who granted them permission to search. Upon searching in the bedroom, a handbag was found containing a transparent plastic with tablets. When asked about the tablets she could not give a clear account. She was the arrested and tablets suspected to be mandrax were seized.

On further investigation the tablets were counted and found to be about 70 with an estimated street value of R7 000.00. This 50 year old woman will be charged for possession of drugs. She is expected to appear at Kroonstad Magistrates’ Court soon.

Fezile Dabi Acting District Commissioner Brig Mapulane Mbeloane welcomed the arrest and further lauded the community members for information they provide to our members to deal with proliferation of drugs in our communities. “We encourage our community members to keep on giving us this valuable information to squeeze the space of criminals in our communities,” concluded Brig Mbeloane .

Source: South African Police Service

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