Monday, 09 May 2022

Botshabelo: The intensified deployment and intervention activities in Botshabelo – Mangaung Metro by task team is bearing good results. The two teams consisting of members from Public Order Police Unit to execute crime combating activities with the focus on drugs and dangerous weapons, continue to effect the desired arrests.

On Saturday; 7 May 2022, the team swept through Sections B, E, L and F of Botshabelo Township. 27-year-old male was searched and found in possession of two (2) bankies of crushed Mandrax powder weighing at 0.030 kilograms and six (6) quarters of Mandrax tablets.

The search continued and fifteen (15) bankies containing Methcathinone drug weighing at 0.040 kilograms were found on the 21-year-old male suspect.

Another male, aged 33 years, was found having one-hundred-and-twenty of rolled zols of dagga and cash believed to be proceeds of drugs sale in his possession. The last arrest effected in the same area was of the 23-year-old male charged with possession of dangerous weapon, Okapi knife.

The second phase of the operation was conducted in T-Section and Reahola Complex area. The 21-year-old male was searched and sixty-three (63) pokes of dagga weighing at 0.208 kilograms and cash believed to be proceeds of drugs sale were found in his possession.

Another male aged 30 years was searched and twenty-two (22) bankies of Chrystal Meth, two (2) full; four (4) halves, and three (3) quarters of Mandrax tablets were found in his possession.

Three (3) bankies of Chrystal Meth and cash were found on another 27 year old person. All suspects were immediately arrested and the drugs, cash and dangerous weapon were also confiscated.

Different case dockets were opened at Botshabelo and Boithuso Police Stations. The exhibits were booked in Evidence Management System and suspects detained in police custody.

The suspects appeared in the Botshabelo Magistrate Court on Monday; 09 May 2022.