The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s (JMPD) K-9 Unit arrested three drug dealers, closed down a drug lab and seized an estimated R3.5 million worth of Mandrax.
JMPD officers were notified by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of two suspects in a white Volkswagen Jetta who were believed to have been distributing and selling drugs.
The K-9 Unit officers together with the Gauteng Traffic Department and the Joburg Fly Squad embarked on a stop-and-search operation in Soweto during which the officers stopped a vehicle matching the CIU’s description and found a thousand Mandrax pills.
The suspects were questioned and revealed information about a drug lab where they had bought the drugs. Officers followed the information given by the assailants which led them to a house in Zondi where a male suspect was found with large bags of Mandrax powder, Mandrax pills and other utensils used to produce the drug.
Acting MMC of Public Safety, Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba said: “A job well done to the K-9 Unit and all other law enforcement members who were part of this significant drug bust. I want to emphasise that the City’s Department of Public Safety is committed to tirelessly fight the war against crime and drugs. It is time we reclaim our streets and communities from criminals.”
All three suspects are being detained at the Jabulani Police Station and are charged with procession, manufacturing and dealing of narcotics.