Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Welkom: Welkom K9 and Crime Intelligence Counter Narcotics Unit members, arrested a notorious drug dealer in Welkom on Tuesday; 06 October 2020. They followed up information about drugs at one of the houses in Ariel Street, Bedelia, Welkom.

On arrival at the address, a female aged 29 was found in the house that was searched and drugs found. Whilst members were still busy at the house, a suspect came driving a white Audi A3. When he noticed police presence, he tried to drive away in high speed. Members gave chase while mobilizing other units for assistance.

A high speed pursuit ensued from Bedelia to Odendaalsrus, back to Riebekstad, Thabong on Erfdeel Road with the suspect refusing to stop. While in Jason street, members formed a road block to stop the suspect but he did not want to give up.

Instead, he drove through the road block disregarding the safety of other road users and members. Pursuit continued again. However, the high performance motor vehicles of security companies assisted to corner the suspect at the corner of Jason and Koppie Aleen Streets.

A 29 year old suspected driver, was arrested for reckless driving, attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice and dealing in drugs. His motor vehicle was also confiscated for being used in the commission of an offence. A lady who was found in the house was also arrested.

The drugs that were confiscated at that house are Crystal Methamphetamine (Tik) weighing 115 grams and CAT of about 698 grams. The total estimated street value of all these drugs is R255 400.

This couple will be charged to appear at Welkom Magistrate’s Court in due course.