Foreign nationals arrested for dealing in drugs

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Six suspects, five foreign nationals and a local aged between 31 and 34 are expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrates court on Tuesday, 29 June 2021. They were arrested by the Hawks in Mpumalanga during the clamp down operation.

It is alleged that in June 2020, the Hawks received information about the suspects who are dealing in drugs around Secunda and Bethal.

Captain Dineo Sekgotodi of the Hawks in Mpumalanga said the team gathered information and presented it before court, resulting in a warrant of arrest being issued. “During the arrest, cash and drugs were confiscated for further investigation.”

The Provincial Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Major General Zodwa Mokoena applauded the team and the public for working together in the fight against drugs abuse within the community.

“Drugs usage through exchange of needles( so called Bluetooth)  might become a super spreader of many diseases  including the current pandemic crises because there is no observations and adherences to the current regulations to fight against the pandemic”. Mokoena urged the public not to get tired of reporting crime which is happening around their neighbourhoods .

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