Kathu Crime Prevention members nab drug dealer

NORTHERN CAPE – The efforts of Kathu Crime Prevention members are continuing unabated as Sgt Ben Eiman and Constables Blythe Jantjes and Beatriz Canchibato continue to clamp down on drug dealing in the Kathu area.

During the early hours of this morning, 04 May 2020 at approximately 01:00, the members executed a search warrant after receiving information at a house in Siyathemba in Kathu where drugs are alleged to be sold.

Upon searching the house, the members discovered mandrax tablets and crystal meth with an estimated street value of R3 000-00 and cash amounting to R7569-40 believed to be the proceeds of the sale of the drugs.

Const Blythe Jantjes arrested the 49-year-old male suspect and charged him for dealing in drugs.

The 49-year-old suspect will soon appear in the Kathu Magistrates court.

According to the Station Commander of Kathu SAPS, Lt Col Sandra Boshof, the police will continue unabated to squeeze the space for drug dealers to operate. She also applauded the members for their continued perseverance and commitment in eradicating drugs from the streets.

 

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