Police nabbed trio with drugs worth more than half a million rand during Operation Vhuthu Hawe

An intelligence driven operation, dubbed "Operation Vhuthu Hawe" yielded enormous successes, when two suspects were nabbed for dealing in drugs, with an estimated street value of more than half a million rand.

The operation was conducted on Monday, 30 May 2022, after members of Upington Border Police, Upington K9, Upington Highway Patrol and Danielskuil Visible raided suspects' residence at New Stands, Hloya in Danielskuil.

During raids dagga weighing 3,712kg worth R579,079.00 and crystal meth weighing 310 grams to the value of R77,500.00 were found on the suspects' premises, including R1600,00 cash believed to be the proceeds of the sales of the drugs.

The operation proceeded to, a house in Kuilsville in Danielskuil, where a suspect was also apprehended, after being found in possession of crystal meth weighing 1gram to the value of R250,00.

The trio is expected to appear in the Danielskuil Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 on a charge of dealing in drugs.

The Northern Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Otola, commended the team who were involved in the operation, which yielded positive results and also ensuring that drug peddlers are brought to book.

Source: South African Police Service