Monday, 18 January 2021

Bothaville: Members from Lejweleputswa District Operational Command Centre (LDOCC) and Bothaville SAPS followed up a crime intelligence led information about a person dealing in drugs in Kgotsong, Ditsheng Section.

On arrival at the said address the search was conducted inside and outside the house. There were two motor vehicles parked outside and they were also searched.

Nothing was found in the first motor vehicle and whilst searching the second vehicle, an Opel Corsa, tablets suspected to be drugs and cash were found wrapped on top of the engine.

A 32-year-old male owner of this motor vehicle was arrested. 1 640 drugs suspected to be Star tablets with a street value of about R98 400 and cash were confiscated.

This alleged drug dealer will make his first appearance at Bothaville Magistrate Court on Monday 18 January 2021 on the charge of dealing in drugs.

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane lauded members for their swift response in removing drugs and dealers out of the communities.

“These drugs are dangerous to the welfare of our communities as drug users end up committing crimes such as domestic violence and other serious offences.” concluded  Gen Motswenyane.