Criminals arrested during SAPS intelligence driven operation around Newcastle

The burglar gate which was found in one of the suspect's possession.

Various suspects were arrested following a three day Intelligence Driven Operation held in the oSizweni Policing Area.

According to Newcastle SAPS Corporate Communications and Liaison Officer, Captain Jabulani Ncube, the operation was conducted by the Provincial Task Team involving members from the Newcastle POP Unit, Charlestown SAPS and oSizweni SAPS, after they received a tip-off regarding adrug dealer.

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“The team proceeded to a house inoSizweni Section F, where they took possession of a bag containing dry-loose dagga.”

They then went onto another house in oSizweni Section A, where they discovered powdered Mandrax tablets wrapped in R10 notes.

A third house was investigated, where police found one and a half Mandrax tablets.

The following day, members received a tip-off of a possible house burglary suspect, which led them to a house in Manzana, oSizweni.

Here they discovered suspected stolen goods such as a steel security gate, a green coded ID book and a post office bank card which did not belong to the suspect.

Captain Ncube applauded the members for their good work, and said the operation had yielded excellent results.

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Two men, aged 27 and 31 years old, were arrested for possession of drugs, while a 32-year-old woman was also arrested and charged for possession of drugs.

A 32-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of suspected stolen goods, which were linked to a case of house-breaking.

The recovered drugs were estimated to have a street value of around R2 000, and all the recovered stolen goods a total of R1 500.

The three suspects arrested for possession of drugs will appear in the Madadeni Magistrate’s Court.

“The suspect accused of being in possession of stolen goods has been detained at Osizweni SAPS, once he has been charged accordingly, he will appear in Madadeni Magistrate’s Court.”

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Zianne Leibrandt

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