Two suspects are scheduled to appear in the Ladismith Magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 15 June 2021 after police confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R29 000 during crime prevention operations in Ladismith.
On Sunday, 13 June 2021 at about 22:00 vigilant members attached to the Ladismith police conducted a vehicle check point along the R62, between Ladismith and Barrydale, when they stopped a white minibus taxi. They proceeded with a search of the vehicle when they found drugs hidden in the luggage of a 23 year old passenger. The police confiscated 300 Mandrax tablets and two parcels of dagga with an estimated street value of R20 000. He was subsequently arrested on a charge of dealing in drugs.
Meanwhile, yesterday (2021-06-14) these forces armed with a search warrant descended on a house at Koenze Street. Upon searching the premises the members found 180 Tik straws which was hidden in a pipe inside a Wendy house. They confiscated the drugs and arrested a 65 year old man on a charge of dealing in drugs.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the drugs were destined for distribution in Ladismith.
Both suspects remains in custody until their court appearance.
Eden Cluster Commander, Major General Oswald Reddy, commended the members for their vigilance in removing the drugs from the streets. He also thanked the public for the information which led to the confiscations and subsequent arrests.