Monday, 09 December 2019
Welkom: On Friday; 6 December 2019, members of Welkom AGU conducted an operation around Welkom precinct where information led to an arrest of a 38 year old African male.
The suspect was intercepted in Bok Street, near the Post Office and was thoroughly searched. He was found with 38 pokes of dagga; with a total street value of R1140.00 and cash that amounts to R1038.00.
The suspect was arrested, charged with dealing in dagga and was detained at Welkom Police Station.
In a separate incident: On 6 December 2019, the members of Welkom AGU reacted swiftly to a tip-off at an address at Kopano Clinic (hostel) about another suspect believed to be dealing in dagga. Upon arrival at the given address, members found a 55 year old woman in the room and the main suspect was not there.
A way- lay was conducted until the 39 year old suspect arrived and this led to his arrest.
The following items were found when members were busy searching: a 62 plastic liters and 10 liters of loose dagga weighing 6.0 kg; with a total value of R21 900, hidden inside the fridge.
The couple was arrested for allegedly dealing in dagga and the woman was further charged with defeating the ends of justice.