Northern Cape cops find drugs hidden in motorist’s face mask

A 40-year-old-man was busted with drugs hidden in his mask, during police patrols in the Northern Cape this week. The man was arrested by members attached to the Kathu crime prevention unit in Rietbok Street, Kathu, at about 4.40 pm on Monday after police noticed a dark silver Suzuki sedan driving in a negligent manner. […]

Couple arrested for ‘selling’ drugs to 12-year-old child

A 26-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs to a 12-year-old child in Clocolan, Free State, on Sunday. According to Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, two off-duty members from Clocolan police station received information about drug dealers who sold drugs to a 12-year-old child. “The parent and the members responded swiftly […]

2 teens arrested for possession of drugs in Manenberg

Two teenagers were arrested for the possession of drugs in Manenberg yesterday. It was later discovered that one of the suspects is a ’’person of interest in a current murder case’’. The City of Cape Town Safety and Security directorate said in a statement on Thursday the arrests took place after a joint operation between […]

Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula appoints team to investigate illegally imported COVID-19 drugs

Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says she has appointed a team to investigate how medicine was illegally imported by her department. The South African National Defense Force imported Interferon for the treatment of COVID-19 from Cuba last year but bypassed pharmaceutical procurement processes. The drug was imported without permission from the South African […]

Former police officer sentenced to 16 years for kidnapping and drugs

A former police official attached to the Protection and Security Services (PSS) unit, Moleboheng Precious Mohasoa, aged 29, and her co-accused appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court yesterday, 22 February 2021, for sentencing on drug-related and kidnapping charges. They were sentenced to 15 years on a count of kidnapping and 12 months for drug dealing. […]

PE police seize drugs valued at R1.5 million and guns

Police officials from the Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) in Port Elizabeth conducted a series of operations over the weekend during which four firearms, as well as drugs with a street value of around R1.5 million, were seized in two separate busts. Regional police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said in a statement on Monday that the results […]

Cops and customs chip in to seize drugs hidden inside potato bags

Two suspects were remanded in custody following their appearance at the Komatipoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. This follows their arrest on Wednesday on allegations of transporting drugs valued at R3.4 million from Mozambique into South Africa. According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the two men were arrested during a stop and search at […]

Man with drugs valued at R132k nabbed in George

The Hawks have busted a man in George, in the Western Cape, while he was allegedly transporting drugs meant for Cape Town. The Hawks along with the K9 Unit reacted to information they received on Friday about a bakkie traveling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town carrying mandrax tablets. The Hawks’ Zinzi Hani said: “Hawks […]

Cops arrest two suspects packaging drugs in Durban flat

Two suspects nabbed by police allegedly packaging drugs for distribution made their first court appearance earlier on Wednesday. Police said the suspects, aged 33 and 38, appeared in Durban Magistrate’s Court and were charged for drug dealing charges and contravening the Immigration Act. They were arrested at an apartment on Gillespie Street in Seapark, South […]

3 suspects arrested for possession and dealing of drugs in CT

Drug bust operations conducted by South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in Cape Town has led to three suspects being arrested for possession of and dealing in illegal substances. In the first incident, the police arrested a 29-year-old man on Thursday evening and seized drugs worth R60 000. According to police spokesperson Frederick Van Wyk, […]