GEORGE NEWS - An alleged drug kingpin (37) and a young woman (21) are scheduled to appear in the Thembalethu Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Monday 15 June, after the duo was arrested in Parkdene on Friday evening, 12 June.
Police confiscated dagga, tik and Mandrax with a street value of more than R255 000 from the suspect’s house in King Street, as well as a substantial amount of cash.
According to Captain Malcolm Pojie, Southern Cape police spokesperson, the breakthrough follows a series of sting operations at the suspect’s alleged drug house in King Street.
“Members attached to the Provincial Detective’s Organised Crime Narcotics Section based in George operationalised information received from the public and initiated sequenced actions resulting in the final operation being conducted at the premises on Friday evening after a search warrant was obtained from court,” said Pojie.
The arrests were a team effort with provincial detectives, the Eden Cluster Combatting Task Team and Conville Police.
Garden Route District Commissioner, major-general Oswald Reddy, commended those the members involved in bringing the suspects too book.
“Despite the large number of arrests and seizures of drug shipments during lockdown, the market is so lucrative that drug syndicates continue their illicit trade unabated. However, Southern Cape police are equal to the task and will continue in their efforts to foil this illicit trade and stop drug peddlers in their tracks. These arrests should serve as a stern warning and deterrent to commit such crimes, said Reddy.
* A 28-year-old suspect will appear in the George Magistrate's Court tomorrow to face charges of dealing in dagga as well as reckless and negligent driving. This after a consignment dagga was confiscated en route from the Eastern Cape. The dagga is valued at approximately R500 000. Read more here.
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