PARKTOWN – Gauteng Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Girly Mbele welcomed the arrests of drug dealers and seizure of drugs to the estimated street value of R100 000-00.
In the first incident, Tshwane Flying Squad members arrested a 40-year-old man for dealing and possession of drugs worth R100 000. The arrest was effected on 11 March 2022 at approximately 09h00 at Constantia Park in Pretoria East. Police operationalised information about a person dealing in drugs and pounced on a house where the suspect was found in possession of drugs and arrested.
In the second incident, police in Etwatwa embarked on an operation to hunt down drug dealers who have become a problem in the area. The operation yielded positive results as seven suspects, between the ages of 23 and 45, were arrested for dealing and possession of drugs.
“These arrests of drug dealers are commendable as drugs and substance abuse contributes to crime like murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, theft and domestic violence. I commend our members who are on the ground ensuring that drugs are taken off the streets of Gauteng”, said Major General Mbele.
The arrested suspects will be charged with possession and dealing in drugs. They are expected to appear before different Magistrates’ Courts on Monday, 14 March 2022.
Source: South African Police Service