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2 Suspects arrested for possession and dealing in drugs, Khuma

Papiki Piet Mofokeng (42) and Ifegbu Chinedu (32) were remanded in custody following their appearance before the Stilfontein Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 14 April 2023, on charges of possession and dealing in drugs.

The accused are expected to make a second court appearance on Thursday, 20 April 2023, for a formal bail application.

The duo were arrested during disruptive operations on Thursday, 13 April 2023, by members of the Provincial Organised Crime, Provincial Drugs Task Team and Stilfontein K9 Unit.

In the first arrest, the team members were executing search warrants in Khuma Location when they arrested Papiki Piet Mofokeng after being found in possession of 10 mandrax, 51 packets of crystal meth and nine half tablets of mandrax and dagga; all with estimated street value of R50 000-00.

The team members were still at the scene when a blue Chevrolet Spark with two occupants arrived. One of the occupants, Ifegbu Chinedu who was allegedly delivering drugs, was arrested after being found in possession of 50 mandrax tablets, a packet of crystal meth all with estimated street value of R40 000.00.

Chinedu; who is a Nigerian national, is also facing an additional charge of contravention of Section 49 (1)(a) of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002)

The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena lauded the members for arresting the suspects as part of ridding communities of drugs.

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