Gauteng, Free State police make major drug busts

In Kempton Park officials intercepted a consignment in Jet Park before it could be shipped to Australia. Upon investigation, they discovered crystal meth worth an estimated value of R6.5 million.

On Friday 12 March 2021, Phuthaditjhaba Tactical Response Team followed up on information and arrested three suspects aged between 22 and 40 for dealing in drugs. Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police have seized drugs worth R10 million in two separate raids.

In Kempton Park officials intercepted a consignment in Jet Park before it could be shipped to Australia. Upon investigation, they discovered crystal meth worth an estimated value of R6.5 million.

The police‘s Kay Makhubele said the other arrest happened in a separate operation in Douglasdale.

“Police intercepted a vehicle and seized drugs with an estimated value of R3 million and arrested two suspects. The arrested suspects are going to appear before various courts in due course.”

At the same time, Free State police have arrested three men at suspected drug dens in Phutaditjhaba.

The officers said they discovered drugs worth nearly R100,000 inside the houses.

Authorities found the suspects with different drugs including madrax, dagga, cocaine, and nyaope.

Police spokesperson Montantsi Makhele said, “A 32-year-old was found with 112 small packs of dagga, and the second suspects – aged 25 – was found with 108 packs of Swati dagga and the third suspect – a 40-year-old – was found 100 mandrax tablets with a street value of R5,000.”

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