KNYSNA NEWS - A 25-year-old was arrested in Knysna on Friday and charged with dealing in drugs.
Southern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies said the arrest came after vigilant members attached to the Knysna Crime Prevention Unit, armed with a search warrant descended on premises near Sedgefield in Knysna on Friday, 19 February 2021.
“A search of the premises resulted in the confiscation of small quantities of Mandrax tablets and an undisclosed amount of cash, believed to be proceeds of the drug trade,” he said.
Spies said the police arrested the 25-year-old and he was charged for dealing in drugs.
“The 25-year-old suspect will appear in court when charged,” he said.
The arrest was part of the concerted efforts to eradicate liquor and drugs abuse which yielded positive results when liquor as well as drug outlets were closed down during various crime prevention operation in the Eden Cluster over the past weekend, added Spies.
He said in another incident, members attached to the Eden Cluster Crime Combating team conducted an operation at Uniondale on Friday, 19 February 2021 after information about the illegal sale of liquor was received from the public.
“The police confiscated 185 litres of alcohol and arrested two suspects aged 18 and 35. Preliminary investigation reveals that these suspects, from Dysselsdorp near Oudtshoorn, are selling liquor in Uniondale without a liquor licence,” he said.
Acting Eden Cluster Commander, Brigadier Belinda Pather, commended the members involved in these arrests and confiscations. She reaffirmed the commitment of the police to remove drugs from the streets and assured the public that similar operation will be conducted as part of concerted efforts to eradicate substance abuse in communities.
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