Suspect due to appear in court for dealing in drugs and corruption

MPUMALANGA - On Thursday 13 January 2022, the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation based in Secunda received information via a reliable source about a drug dealer who was packaging drugs inside his vehicle (VW Polo silver in colour) at Secunda taxi rank.

The member immediately requested assistance of Secunda Vispol to urgently attend to the information. On arrival of Secunda Vispol members, the suspect was found busy packaging the drugs for distribution purposes. The following drugs were found and seized: rock cocaine in clear plastic packets, nyaope wrapped in brown plastics and crystal meth in clear plastic packets.

The suspect was placed under arrest whereby he then took out R680 from his pocket and tried to bribe the two SAPS members in order to be released but the members refused and added the charge of corruption. The suspect was taken to the police station where the members of Serious Organised Crime proceed and detained him. The exhibits inclusive of the vehicle were booked in Secunda for further investigation.

The suspect will appear before the Secunda Magistrate Court on Monday 17 January 2022. Investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service