Eden Cluster Crime Combatting Team members deployed in crime ridden areas in George embarked on various weekend operations where they confiscated drugs as well as liquor. The focused operations included blue light patrols, random vehicle check points, stop and search and visits to drug and liquor outlets.

Yesterday afternoon at about 17:50, the team armed with a search warrant operationalised information from the public when they pounced on a house at Borchards. On arrival a man attempted to flee, but the vigilant members swiftly caught up with him. A search of the premises resulted in the confiscation of 14 bankies of Tik and 20 Mandrax tablets. Police arrested the 35-year-old man a charge of dealing in drugs.

Meanwhile, on Friday, 27 August 2021 at about 19:05 the team responded to tipoff on illegal activities at a house at Kapokblom Street, Levalia when they conducted an operation at the premises. This operation yielded positive results when a large quantity of liquor was confiscated. A 50-year-old man was apprehended and is facing a charge of selling of liquor without a licence.

Later the same day, 27 August 2021 at about 21:30, these vigilant members followed-up on information about the illicit sale of liquor at a premises at Woltemade Street, Rosemore where they also confiscated liquor. They subsequently arrested a 24-year-old suspect. He is also facing a charge of selling of liquor without a licence.

All arrested will appear in court once charged.

Source: South African Police Service

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