Undocumented foreign national arrested for possession of drugs

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 45-year-old foreign national from Angola was arrested with different kinds of suspected drugs as well as suspected stolen electrical appliances in Hendrina on Monday 12 June 2023.

The police searched a certain flat where the suspect without documentation to prove his legality in the Republic of South Africa was found.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli said amongst the recovered substances, 116 pinches of suspected Nyaope, five packs of suspected Crystal Meth and suspected CAT estimated at a street value of about R5 500. “In addition to the recovered substances, five Plasma TV sets and a projector believed to have been stolen were also seized”.

Mdluli said police further arrested two other foreign nationals, aged 35 and 44 from Nigeria after discovering that they were not having valid documentation to be in the country. The Police are working in partnership with officials from the Department of Home Affairs to ascertain the status of the three foreign nationals.

All three suspects are expected to appear in Hendrina Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

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