WESTERN CAPE – Efforts to eradicate the distribution of drugs into communities of a Little Karoo-Town outside Oudtshoorn called Dysselsdorp, yielded positive results when police confiscated 26.167kg dagga with an estimated street value of approximately R37 000-00 on Sunday, 16 May 2021.

Members attached to the Dysselsdorp SAPS followed up on information they received from a member of the public concerning illegal drug trade at a specific house situated in Leeubekkie Street, Dysselsdorp. The members pounced on the house at about 17:50 yesterday and upon searching the house, they found the stash of dagga inside the house, concealed in bags and already processed into stops to be sold locally.

The drugs were confiscated and as a result of the find, members arrested a 56-year-old woman for illegal dealing in Drugs (Dagga). She had been charged and is expected to make her first court appearance in the Oudtshoorn magistrates’ court today, 17 May 2021.

Western Cape Police Management and Eden Cluster commended the integrated approach that resulted in this excellent breakthrough. Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General T Patekile has nothing but praise towards the members involved in the bust for their commitment and vigilance to bring these perpetrators to book. Dysselsdorp is a poverty-stricken town where the abuse and distribution of illegal drugs further contributes to the dire state of community and threatens the well-being of such a community. It further contributes towards the degeneration of the community and the commission of more serious Gender-Based Violence crime and Murders

Source: South African Police Service

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