A Kimberley K9 unit dog on Friday ensured that a suspected drug dealer from Galeshewe was arrested.
Eddie, a black Labrador, quickly found around 3,000 Mandrax tablets at his 28-year-old suspect’s home with his sniffing skills.
Brig. Police spokesman Mohale Ramatseba said the police’s crime intelligence unit and K9 unit struck early on Friday morning at the man’s home in Lekhele Street after receiving information about the drugs.
Eddie helped with the search and sniffed the drugs in a cubicle behind the house.
Ramatseba says the value of the drugs amounts to about R180 000 and the man was arrested at his home for drug possession and trafficking.
Members of the crime record and crime scene management unit immediately investigated the scene.
Ramatseba thanked Eddie and the members of the various units for their prompt actions and said this success should also be attributed to the residents of Galeshewe.
“Without their help and the information they provided, we would not be able to catch the offender. We encourage communities to work with the police so we can remove these elements from our neighborhoods. ”
The suspect will soon appear in court on a charge of possessing and dealing in drugs.
In another incident, a 35-year-old man who was en route from Bloemfontein to Kuruman was arrested at about 10:30 on Thursday at a roadblock on the N8.
Ramatseba says the man was stopped by police after a concerned motorist informed authorities that the man was driving recklessly.
His car was searched at the roadblock and about 460 g of marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Ramatseba says the value of the marijuana is about R2 500.
Ramatseba thanked the motorist for his vigilance and for informing police of the reckless behavior.
“It is these law-abiding members of the public that make it possible for us to do our job. We are grateful and encourage motorists to report any strange behavior to the police. It helps prevent the transport of illegal goods such as drugs. “