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Gugulethu woman arrested with drugs

Police arrested a woman from NY1 in Gugulethu with drugs at her house over the weekend. The 36-year-old woman appeared in Athlone Court today 10 January 2022.
The group of officers were busy with Operation Restore Gugulethu that is meant to take drugs off the streets.

Captain Frederick Van Wyk said police received a tip-off and raided a certain house in NY1. They found mandrax and dagga as well as money from the house.

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“These members followed up intelligence of an alleged location where drugs are stored in NY 1, Gugulethu.

“The premises were searched and members found 495 mandrax tablets, 17 halve mandrax tablets,17 sachets dagga and one black plastic bag containing loose dagga, amounting to an estimated street value of R15 000-00.

“A 36-year-old female was arrested and is detained at Gugulethu SAPS for dealing in drugs, alternatively, possession of drugs. She is scheduled to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s court on Tuesday, 10 January 2023,” said Van Wyk.

Meanwhile, Khayelitsha officers arrested three other suspects aged between 28 and 38 in Lingelethu. They were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

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