Over R100 000 worth of Khat seized, nine arrested outside Mankweng

49 plastic bags of Khat containing 150 bunches were confiscated during the bust. Photos: Lim SAPS

POLOKWANE  – The operation, compromising the  crime intelligence, detectives and members of the drug unit, was conducted yesterday (Wednesday 17 January 2018), at the Wolkberg mountains near Ga-Molepo village in the Mankweng Cluster.

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During the operation, nine suspects (aged between 28 and 36) were arrested and three vehicles, 49 plastic bags of Khat containing 150 bunches (the total value is estimated at R118 500) were confiscated, Police Spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

He further confirmed that all nine suspects will appear before the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of possession and dealing in drugs.

The Provincial Commissioner Leuternant-General Ledwaba has once more commended various teams within the Saps for their exceptional job done.

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