EASTERN CAPE – The determination of SAPS members in removing illicit drugs continues to yield positive results over the past weekend this after suspects age between 20,35 and 38 years were arrested at different Police stations .
In the first incident on Saturday, 17 July 2021, members of Pubplic order Policing (POPS) were on duty performing routine patrols and monitoring communities’ adherence to regulations of the Disaster Management Act. While patrolling, they saw a suspicious male suspect and upon searching him, drugs and money was found. A 20-year-old suspect was arrested and he will appear in court on Monday, 19 July 2021.
The second unrelated incident on Sunday, 18 July 2021 at Maclear, members of Crime prevention were on duty performing routine patrols when they acted swiftly on positive information about suspects seating in a motor vehicle selling drugs. The information was immediately followed up and while searching the silver Polo, two occupants male and female were seating inside the vehicle drugs and money was found. Both suspects were arrested and detained at Maclear holding cells and they will appear in court on Monday, 19 July 2021.
The acting District Commissioner Brigadier Rudolph Adolph applauded the quick response by the men and women in blue in apprehending the suspects before the drugs reach the streets and our children become the victims of these drugs.
Source: South African Police Service