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The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Bloemfontein conducted a sting operation on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 where they arrested two suspects between the age of 27 and 30 for possession and dealing in drugs.
The suspects were monitored over a period of time by the Hawks’ and Crime Intelligence team as they allegedly sold drugs to police on several occasions. It is alleged that the two suspects together with two other accused Deon Cape (38) and Tshepo Choane (33) who are already in custody following their entrapment as they were selling drugs Mandrax tablets on different occasions to the police to the combined estimated street value of R21 900.
Cape was arrested on Friday, 11 June 2021 during a takedown operation where he was found in possession 305 Mandrax tablets inside his vehicle to the estimated street value of R9 760 whilst Choane was arrested on Saturday, 12 June 2021 while he was delivering drugs intended for the police. During the arrest he was found with 243 Mandrax tablets, 2 packets crystal, 5 gram cat to the estimated street value of R7 700.
The two suspects are expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 25 June 2021. Cape and Choane are on Monday, 28 June 2021 expected to return to Bloemfontein and Seloshesa Magistrate’s Courts respectively.