Alleged drug kingpin arrested in Phuthaditjhaba

PHUTHADITJHABA – On Friday, 31 January 2020 at about 08:00, POP members deployed in Phuthaditjhaba to monitor protests over lack of water, were at Setsing Cetral Business District patrolling the area when they received information by concerned members of the community about boys selling illicit drugs in town.

Members immediately operationalised and found the young men and searched them.

A young men in his 20s was found with few plastics wraps of Nyaope and cash. He was arrested and during interrogation he led them to a house at Namahadi Village, Maphiring section where they found a man alleged to be main supplier of Nyaope in and around eastern Free State.

They searched his house and lots of bank notes and coins as well as brown papers with various names of alleged distributors written on and money expected to be the proceeds of drug dealing were recovered.

Both suspects were arrested; the young man for dealing in illicit drugs and the main suspect for money laundering.

The two suspects are expected to appear before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 03 February 2020. The case will be referred to Phuthaditjhaba DPCI (Hawks) for further investigation.

Source: South African Police Service