Drug dealers hit hard by Kwa Crime Prevention Unit
Drug dealers in the KwaNonqaba area have been hit hard by the drug-busting Crime Prevention Unit led by Warrant Officer JC Brink in concerted, continued efforts to eradicate drugs from the area during the festive season.
In the most recent case, a 52-year-old male suspect, who was arrested on 4 January, appeared on drug charges in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court on Monday, 7 January.
He was arrested by constables Mirenzheni and Mkansi and members of the Crime Intelligence Unit after 321 mandrax tablets and more than R30 000 were found in a house in Olifant Street, KwaNonqaba.
Five cases of dealing in drugs were opened over the weekend of 30 December when, among other confiscations, 131 grams of heroin to the value of about R60 000 was seized. A Tanzanian national (34) was arrested in Nantwembi Street in Asla Park at 00:30 on 30 December.
Earlier, the officer commanding the KwaNonqaba Police Station, Lieut-Col Azisa Madongana, congratulated the members of the station's Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) on another successful drug bust when a foreign national was charged with dealing in drugs, when members of the CPU found 946 grams of pre-packaged dagga ready for trade.
At the time Col Madongana took over the command of the police station, she insisted drug dealers would experience the zero tolerance policy the KwaNonqaba police were enforcing with diligence.
The CPU commander, Wo JC Brink thanked his team members for their dedication and diligence, which resulted in the latest success in the war against drug dealing. "The KwaNonqaba police thank the community for the valuable information that led to the arrest," the station spokesperson, Sgt Kapp, said. He also congratulated the members of the CPU for their dedication to ridding the community of the scourge of drugs.
The KwaNonqaba Crime Prevention Unit, led by Warrant Officer JC Brink, left, with the commanding officer of the police station, Lieut-Col Madongwana, third from left.
KwaNonqaba Police Station officers confiscated a substantial amount of money during a drugrelated arrest on 4 January.
A package with “go away police” written on it in isiXhosa, was found in a house in Olifant Street, KwaNonqaba on 4 January.