Long arm of the law pin foreigner after found with drug stashes

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During the vehicle patrol in Welkom, the police received information about a foreign drug dealer in town.

Members followed up the information in Welkom CBD and managed to identify and approach the suspect on Thursday, 24 November 2021.

They then requested to search him and found 20g of Crystal Meth; 95g of dagga; 13g of CAT; 9 rocks of Crack Cocaine; and 19 Mandrax tablets on him and in his car.

Police seized all these illegal items with an estimated street value of R12 470.

Furthermore, the suspect did not have proper documentation to be in the country.

Members arrested the 29-year-old foreigner for drug possession and illegal immigration. He will soon appear before Welkom Magistrate Court.

Lejweleputswa District Commissioner, Major General Lerato Molale, welcomed the arrest and seizure of drugs. He further praised the Welkom K9 Unit for their commitment and dedication to clean streets of drugs.


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