SAPS NEWS: Suspect held for over R5 million Drug Bust in King William's Town
Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
King Williams Town: Resolute in their fight to tackle drugs in our communities, members of East London K9 Unit, Organised Crime and Provincial Tracking Team arrested a 39-year-old suspect for possession of drugs at King William’s Town yesterday.
The members followed the information they received about a male who embarked in a bus with drugs to Johannesburg. They stopped the bus on the corner
of R346 and Engineer Terrance, King William’s Town and searched it and the suspect tried to get rid of a black plastic that was in front of him. The Police members got suspicious and searched him and recovered 1573 mandrax tablets, crack raw cocaine weighing 8.92kg and TIK weighing 7.350kg to the street value of more than R5 million.
The suspect was immediately arrested and charged for possession of drugs. He will appear at King William’s Town Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 10 August 2018.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga applauded the excellent co-ordination and teamwork which led to the speedy arrest and recovery of the drugs. ‘We are coming after these drug trafficking criminals.” Eastern Cape is no haven for their drug activities and we will squeeze their space so that they are forced to ply their illicit trade elsewhere. Communities are urged to be actively involved with the police and together we will win the war against drugs, added Lt Gen Ntshinga.
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