The mushrooming of drugs in a number of areas in this Province remains one of the main contributing factors on serious and violent crimes and in a concerted effort to eradicate this dangerous phenomenon, the intelligence led joint operations composed of various police units, continue to yield positive and meaningful results.
In the Bela-Bela and Modimolle Policing areas, four suspects aged between 25 and 33 were arrested for dealing in drugs and possession of drugs along the N1 South between Pienaarsriver and Bela-Bela and near the Kranskop plaza outside Modimolle.
This joint operation composed of the Crime Intelligence, the Provincial Drug Team and the Provincial Detectives, was focussing on these two Clusters.
These syndicates were intercepted and their cars were pulled off the road at these two places while they were en route to go and supply these drugs at various parts of the Province.
During this operation, the following drugs were recovered:
* Thirty nine balls of nyaope each containing 850 sachets with the estimated street value of over R300 000,00.
These suspects will appear before the Bela-Bela and Modimolle Magistrates' Courts respectively soon.
Meanwhile in the Lepahalale, Mahwelereng, Giyani, Makhado, Mankweng, Polokwane and Tzaneen Clusters, 16 suspects aged between 23 and 46 were arrested for possession of drugs, dagga and planting dagga.
The following drugs and dagga were recovered during this operations:
* 200 sachets of nyaope
* Four packets of rock
* Twelve sachets of nyaope
* Twelve packets of dagga
* 80 A� small plastics of Nyaope
* 1457 grams of dagga
* 22.753 kg of dagga plants
* 85 dagga plants
The arrested suspects will appear before different Magistrates' Courts soon.
The police investigations are still continuing.
Source: South African Police Service