Police arrest 3 suspected drug dealers in Vryheid

Police arrest 3 suspected drug dealers in Vryheid

KwaZulu-Natal police say they have taken down three suspected drug dealers this week, collectively found in possession of over R150 000 worth of contraband.

Police arrest 3 suspected drug dealers in Vryheid

In the latest case, members of the Provincial Drug and Firearm Unit received a tip-off about a man dealing in drugs in Vryheid on Wednesday.

Detectives honed in on the home of a 50-year-old man who was found with R150 000 worth of Cat.

Police spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says: "Upon searching the house, 24 large plastic wrappings of Methcathinone (CAT) were recovered. Cash of R550 suspected to be the proceeds of drugs dealing was also seized from the suspect.

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"The street value of the recovered drugs is estimated at R30 000. A 31-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for dealing in drugs. Both suspects will appear today before the Vryheid Magistrate's Court."

Gwala says in a separate operation, a bakkie was stopped on the R66 near the Vryheid off-ramp on Tuesday.

On inspection, police found and seized three bags of dagga and cigarettes.

A 27-year-old suspect was placed under arrest.

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