Sunday, 17 October 2021

Lindley: An operation conducted at Lindley and Senekal by Bethlehem Crime Intelligence, as well as Welkom Public Order Police Reaction Team, successfully saw two suspects being charged for dealing in drugs, arrested and detained in police cells.

On Thursday; 14 October 2021, the Welkom Public Order Police Reaction Team together with Bethlehem Crime Intelligence, addressed the thorny and stubborn crime of substance and drug abuse through ‘Drugs Operation’ conducted in Lindley and led the team to Senekal.

An information was gathered around Ntha; near Lindley, with regard to certain person suspected of selling drugs to some members of community.

The information was positive as it led SAPS members to a house in Ntha-Emdeni section which was approached. The suspect upon seeing the police tried to flee but was caught, house searched and found drugs on his bed. Nine (9) sachets of medium and small sized drugs to an amount of R200.00 were seized.

On further investigations, his arrest led members to Senekal where is suspected he bought drugs from a male foreign national. His vehicle was searched and nothing found but in his house police found drugs on bed and cash.

Total of 22 plastics of medium and small sized crystal Meth and three of Cat, were found. All to an estimated street value of R2 360.00.

The two suspects have been detained. The Senekal foreign suspect aged 30, appeared before the Senekal Magistrate court on Friday; 15 October 2021, facing charge of dealing in drugs.

The Lindley suspect aged 23, appeared before Petrus Steyn Magistrate court on Friday; 15 October 2021, facing charge of dealing in drugs.

“The war against drugs is not an easy thing but with team efforts it can be won. I want to thank the police and community members who are willing to work together on war against drugs and encourage others to do the same for sake of our children and generations to come.” said the Free State Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Baile Motswenyane.