The vigilance and swift response from members attached to the Anti-Economical Crime Task Team landed two suspects aged 21 and 25 behind bars on charges of dealing in dagga.
On Friday, 2 September 2022 at about 15:20 the members received information that an unknown male was cultivating and selling dagga at a premises in The Range Road, Elsies River.
On arrival at the address members spoke to a male, who gave them permission to search the premises. The members conducted the search and discovered and seized a large quantity of dagga, treats that containing cannabis oil and various amounts of cannabis oils with an estimated street value of R20 610, and an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be the proceeds of crime on the premises.
They are due to appear in the Goodwood Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 5 September 2022 on the mentioned charges.
During Operation Vutha Hawe conducted on Friday, 2 September 2022, detectives arrested 483 wanted suspects on charges related to murder, attempted murder, and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, house robbery, burglary, sexual offences and possession of drugs.
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile has commended the unrelenting efforts of all police officials involved in all operations and the communities for their involvement in the fight against crime.
Source: South African Police Service