After being on the Hawks’ radar for a short space of time, three suspects aged 35, 37 and 38 have ultimately been arrested for dealing in drugs in Nzhelele area.
The Hawks received intelligence about drug dealing in the area and kept an observation for few months.
On 10 March 2022, the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation assisted by Tactical Response Team members conducted a sting operation that resulted in the arrest of the trio. The first suspect was caught selling crystal meth drugs and dagga at his spaza, while the other two who are alleged to be a couple were found in possession of crystal meth drugs in their house. The estimated value of the seized drugs is R10 000.
The suspects are expected to make their first appearance in the Dzanani District Court on Friday, 11 March 2022.
Investigations to address drug dealing in the province are continuing.