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Suspect arrested for possessing drugs worth over R290K

Over R290 K worth of drugs was seized during the raid. Read more here:

A 37-year-old was arrested yesterday afternoon (January 12) for being in possession of over R290K worth of drugs following a joing sting operation.

According to Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo from the Office of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS), members of the Newcastle Serious Organised Crime Investigation, with assistance from the National Intervention Unit, Tactical Response Team, Newcastle Vehicle Crime Investigation, and a Department of Home Affairs Immigration officer, arrested the suspect at Van Kampen Ville in Newcastle the CBD.

He confirmed that police were informed of a suspect who was believed to be dealing drugs in the area, which resulted in the carrying out of the joint operation.

  1. “Members then raided the suspect’s house, which lead to the discovery of crystal meth, cocaine powder, crack cocaine pieces, and a crack cocaine jaw worth R290 850. A further R32 950 in cash was also seized during the raid,” he said.

The suspect was arrested and charged with drug dealing as well as violating the Immigration Act.

“Seven more illegal immigrants, aged 25 to 62, were also apprehended nearby. All arrested suspects are expected to appear in Newcastle Magistrate’s Court soon,” he concluded.


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