High speed chase in Kimberley leads to swift arrest of alleged drug dealer

KIMBERLEY – The Provincial Organised Crime Detectives, Kimberley K9 and Multi-Dimension Organised Crime (MDOC) Unit followed up on information and foiled a drug deal scheduled to allegedly take place in Beaconsfield, Kimberley.

On 25 September 2022 at about 10:00, the police operationalised the information and as the team approached to search the identified vehicle, the driver jumped back into his vehicle and sped off.

Police pursued the driver of the Mazda 2 who allegedly lost control around a curve in Study Street, Beaconsfield and crashed into a fence.

The suspect reportedly attempted to swallow some of the drugs but was stopped and arrested by the SAPS members.

Police confiscated 22 grams of Tik with an approximate street value of R10 000 and also seized the Mazda 2 used in the commission of the crime. The 36-year-old suspect was charged for dealing in drugs, defeating the ends of justice and resisting arrest and will be appearing in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court soon.

The police will continue unabatedly to squeeze the space for drug dealers to operate. The investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service