In a joint operation between the Navilsig Detectives and private investigators from Kempton Par, they intercepted the transit of drug manufacturing plants which were destined for Johannesburg.
Acting on information on Monday, 16 February 2015, the investigating team raided a guest house in Raymond Mohlaba Street in the Navilsig area and confiscated 68 bundles of a drug manufacturing plant known as Khatamine, valued at R 7 000. These plants are commonly used in the manufacturing of a drug called Tik. They were found packed in a brown box and ready to be transported by a courier to Johannesburg. Subsequent investigations then led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man who had access to a booked room at the guest house.
Investigations are continuing as it is suspected that the suspect is part of larger syndicate involved in drug smuggling in the country and their modus operandi is that they book a guest house or hotel and use the services of various courier companies to transport their merchandise to different places. More arrests can be expected.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court on 17 February 2015 on charges of illegal possession of drug manufacturing plants. The suspect is also to face a charge of being an illegal immigrant as his travelling documents had expired.
Source : South African Police Service