Upington Public Order Police members and Visible policing members of DanielskuilSAPS under the command of the Acting Station Commander, Lieutenant ColonelJacque September operationalized information received from the community onFriday, 11 January 2019 regarding drugs being sold in Tlhakalathou informalsettlement.
While performing Safer Festive Season operations at 21:00 Friday evening , themembers raided two shacks next to each other where drugs were allegedly beingsold. The two shacks were raided simultaneously and a 36 year old suspect wasarrested after he was found in possession of 89 and a half mandrax tablets with anestimated street value of R 8 950-00.
At the second shack, a 57 year old male suspect was arrested and 16 pokes ofdagga was seized. Police also confiscated R 803-00 in cash believed to be theproceeds of the drug sales.Both suspects will be appearing on Monday, 14 January2019 in the Postmasburg magistrates’ court.
During the same crime prevention operations, the police also arrested 5 personsfor drunkenness and riotous behaviour and 1 wanted suspect in connection with anattempted murder case.