woman arrested in Swellendam with R60,000 worth of narcotics.
A 42-year-old lady is scheduled to appear in the Swellendam Magistrate’s Court today after being arrested with R60 000 worth of narcotics and a large sum of money.
According to provincial police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie, the Crime Prevention Unit, accompanied by members of the Langeberg (Mossel Bay) K9, pounced on a known illegal drug house in Railton, Swellendam, where they conducted a search based on information received from the public, in an operation led by the Visible Policing Commander of Swellendam SAPS and armed with a search warrant.
“During the search of the premises members found 385.5 Mandrax tablets, 179.9g of Tik with a combined estimated value of about R60 000 as well as cash to the amount of R2 610 believed to be the proceeds of crime. “As a result the 42-year-old suspect was arrested and the find confiscated as evidence,” Pojie said.
He said she faces charges of dealing in drugs.
Pojie said police are committed and determined to contribute towards a safer festive season as well as their strategic deployment to curb the influx and distribution of drugs.
Lieutenant-General Thembisile Patekile, the Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner, praised the officers involved for their diligence in removing the drugs from the province’s streets.
Patekile urged members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to continue stamping the State’s authority by taking comparable actions against unlawful distribution, which tarnishes rural and distant areas and preys on the most vulnerable.