Monday, 09 May 2022

Bloemfontein: Crime combating operations and intervention activities to remove drugs from the communities in Mangaung Metro continue.

On Friday; 6 May 2022, members of Welkom Public Order Police Reaction Team arrested two African males for dealing in drugs on separate cases.

The team followed up information and visited an identified store in Bastion Street near Majakathata Taxi Rank. One-hundred-and-fifty-six (156) full Mandrax tablets, one-hundred-and-forty-three (143) bankies containing Chrystal Meth, twenty-eight (28) bankies containing crushed Mandrax powder, seven (7) bankies of Methcathinone drug and cash believed to be proceeds of drugs sale was found hidden in one of the rooms. The 37-year-old male was then arrested for possession and dealing in drugs.

The team proceeded to Douglas Street where another store was searched. Twenty-one (21) bankies of Chrystal Meth were found hidden inside the store. Twenty-four (24) bankies of Methcathinone drug were found hidden under the steering wheel. The police then arrested the 28-year-old African male for possession and dealing in drugs. The Silver Hyundai Atios and cash found hidden with the drugs were confiscated.

Two separate cases were opened at Parkweg Police Station. The drugs, motor vehicle and cash confiscated were booked in Evidence Management System and suspects detained in police custody.

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