The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) Drug Unit arrested drug dealers over the festive season after they were allegedly found in possession of drugs collectively worth more than R95 000. Following the arrests of four drug dealers that took place just before Christmas, the TMPD Drug Unit managed to arrest an additional two suspects in Pretoria West and Pretoria North.
The first arrest took place in the Booysens area on 29 December 2022 where a Nigerian suspect was found in possession of R50 000 worth of nyaope and crystal meth. The second arrest took place in Pretoria North on 6 January 2023 when a 44-year-old Nigerian suspect was found in possession of crystal meth and cat to the value of R45 000.
The Executive Mayor, Ald Randall Williams, believes that valuable information can be obtained from these suspects, which could lead to more investigations and arrests. The Executive Mayor further thanked the TMPD Drug Unit for their efforts, especially during a time when others were celebrating the festive season and spending time with family and friends.
Tshwane residents are urged to assist the City in combating drug-related crime by reporting relevant information to law enforcement agencies. Residents who want to assist and report drug-related crime can contact the South African Police Service on 10111 or the TMPD on 012 358 7095/7096.