Police nab three for attempted murder, drug dealing in King William’s Town

A CRIME Intelligence driven operation conducted with the King William’s Town Tracing Team and Ndevana police members have arrested three suspects aged between 28 and 56 on attempted murder and drug dealing charges.

Police spokesman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said police had embarked on the operation as part of Operation Fiela focusing at addressing the root causes of crime and reclaiming the space occupied by criminals.

“Members followed up the information they received about a house that sells drugs at Oak Street in King William’s  Town.”

On arrival police arrested 36-year-old male for being in possession of two (2) mandrax tablets, half and three quarters of mandrax tablets and recovered one and a half envelope full of dagga. They proceeded to Tshabo area, Ndevana and arrested a 56-year-old female with 67 mandrax tablets and 10 bompies of dagga. The street value for drugs is estimated at R6 000.

Police also arrested a 28-year-old male for attempted murder after he allegedly shot a police member at Ginsberg in January 2018.

The suspects are due to appear at Zwelitsha and King William’s Town Magistrate Courts on Monday.

The King William’s Town Cluster head, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, thanked the community for sharing valuable information that led to the arrests and encouraged residents to keep on reporting any criminal activities that occurred in their areas.



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