WESTERN CAPE – An intelligence driven operations by various police units in and around Plettenberg Bay during the past weekend led to the confiscation of drugs with an estimated street value of R50 000 with six suspects that find themselves behind bars.
On Saturday, 06 August 2022 members attached to George Crime Intelligence, Kwanokuthula Crime Prevention Unit and neighbouring police stations armed with a search warrant pounced on a house in Gogolin Street, Kwanokuthula (Plettenberg Bay). The team proceeded with a search of the premises. This search led to the confiscation of 166gram of tik, 100 mandrax tablets and a small quantity of cocaine. Police confiscated the drugs estimated at R48 500 and a small scale. A 53-year-old occupant of the premises was arrested on a charge of dealing in drugs.
Furthermore, the same team also conducted operations at two premises at New Horizons, Plettenberg Bay on Friday, 05 August 2022. They operationalised information on drug activities and found small quantities of drugs, Mandrax and tik. They arrested five suspects aged between 26 and 43 four on a charge of dealing in drugs and one for possession of drugs.
All those arrested are expected to make their first court appearances once charged.
Garden Route District Commissioner, Major General Norman Modishana, commended the members for their efforts to remove drugs and items which threatens the safety of communities from the streets.
Source: South African Police Service