Suspect attempts to get rid of evidence by burning drugs

ALIWAL NORTH -SAPS members encounter several challenges as they perform their duties.

On 5 May 2022, members of the Aliwal North K9 Unit were busy with crime prevention duties when they received information about a suspect busy selling drugs.

The members approached the identified house and when the suspect noticed the police, he ran and locked himself inside the house and started to burn the drugs.

The members then used the necessary force to gain entry and managed to get some of the drugs as the larger quantities were burned to ashes.

The 39-year-old suspect was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs and the remaining 12 plastic bags containing drugs, were confiscated.

The acting District Commissioner Brig Rudolph Adolph commended the members on the swift reaction and the arrest.

Thank you to the community for the positive information and not tolerating the criminals.

Source: South African Police Service