Delmas man busted for dealing in drugs
NELSPRUIT – The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela commended members for their resilience in the battle against crime, citing that these efforts contribute positively in winning back public trust. This comes after a drug bust by police whereby a male suspect, aged 26, was arrested with a large volume of drugs yesterday morning, Thursday 19 May 2022 at Delmas.
According to the report, police at Delmas were notified by concerned citizens about drug peddling activities at a certain house in Nkatini, Delmas. The police responded and vowed that such acts will never be allowed to carry on in their precinct under their watch hence they obtained a search warrant and a sting operation was put in place.
It is said that on the day in question, at about 03:30, team raided the identified house where they found the suspect in possession of alleged illegal substances. The man was arrested and the substances seized, heroin, suspected rock cocaine, dagga as well as R435-00 cash. The suspect was charged for possession of illegal substances and he is expected to appear at the Delmas District Court today, Friday 20 May 2022.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has further expressed her contentment in the pace in which police in the province are moving in battling substance abuse as well as the circulation of drugs in the society. “If we can continue like this, we are confident that communities will continuously support our efforts of fighting crime. In the same tone, we are also appreciative to the public for the information they provided to the police, which resulted in this commendable success” said the General.
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