Alleged drug trafficking syndicate ‘dismantled’: 16 folks arrested after daybreak raids in 2 provinces


Cape Town Metro Police officers recovered drugs with a street value of over R1 million.

Cape The town Metro Cops recovered medicine with a boulevard price of over R1 million.

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  • 16 participants of a suspected drug-trafficking syndicate were arrested in raids in Western Cape and Japanese Cape cities.
  • It’s believed that the syndicate managed the southern Cape area.
  • The 16 folks face fees of dealing in medicine, cash laundering and racketeering.

A chain of raids on the destroy of daybreak on Thursday “dismantled” an alleged drug-trafficking syndicate and culminated within the arrests of 16 folks in six cities – 5 within the Western Cape and one within the Japanese Cape.

“The takedown operation dismantled a syndicate of drug traffickers controlling the southern Cape area on the destroy of daybreak on Thursday of their respective flats. This syndicate used to be basically working within the Lawn Path district,” Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani mentioned.

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“The primary providers of those medicine are from George and Gqeberha. It’s reported that the principle goal has been working for many years in dealing in medicine within the Oudtshoorn space.”

The Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Oudtshoorn K9 Unit, District Crime Preventing Workforce, and Public Order Police Unit performed the operation.

Seven folks have been arrested in Oudtshoorn, 3 in George, one in Gqeberha, one in Ladismith, two in De Rust and two in Calitsdorp.

They face fees of dealing in medicine, cash laundering and racketeering and are anticipated to seem within the Oudtshoorn Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Friday.

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In the meantime, Cape The town Metro Cops recovered medicine with a boulevard price of greater than R1 million on Thursday.

Officials won a tip-off about medicine in transit in Strand and tracked down the objective automobile.

200 mandrax pills and greater than 2kg of tik have been seized.

Metro Police spokesperson Ruth Solomons added that the officials have been resulted in a space the place they discovered round 6 500 mandrax pills and 1.5kg of tik.

3 males, elderly between 33 and 43, and a 35-year-old girl have been arrested.



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