Dealer caught with nearly R5k of drugs

Warrant Officer Raymond Sebonyane, Westonaria Police spokesperson said residents left their illegal items behind due to the heavy police presence in the CBD during Operation Clean Up. Photo: Maritza van Zyl

The Westonaria Police arrested a 25-year-old drug dealer for being in possession of R4 900 worth of drugs.

The young dealer was caught out during the Westonaria Police’s Operation Clean Up on Thursday, 6 April in the Westonaria CBD.

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The operation was under the command of Vispol Commander, Lieutenant Colonel André Brits who was assisted by Captains Phalatsi and Nelutombeni, and sector manager Warrant Officer Joe Ledwaba. The Westonaria Police station commander, Colonel Selvan Moonsamy readied the officers during their parade and focused on discipline and not participating in unlawful behaviour.

Ledwaba as well as two newly appointed constables were patrolling the CBD during the operation when they noticed a suspicious man sitting next to the Westonaria taxi rank.

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They searched him and found him in possession of a substantial amount of money. A few metres from where he was sitting Ledwaba found nyaope and mandrax to the value of R3 800 and R1 100 respectively wrapped in a plastic bag.

The drugs police found during Operation Clean Up. Photo: Submitted

During questioning, the suspect admitted to selling drugs for a kingpin who lives in Westonaria, Warrant Officer Raymond Sebonyane, Westonaria Police spokesperson confirmed. They also found eight small bags of dagga, two knives and 200 pirated CDs.

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The young dealer will appear in the Westonaria Magistrates’ Court soon.

A shebeen owner who was not complying with the Gauteng liquor laws had his establishment closed down just before the operation ended.

“It seems residents left their illegal items behind due to the heavy police presence,” Sebonyane said.

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