Pretoria – The Hawks have on Monday morning arrested seven suspects in Potchefstroom, North West as well as Eldorado Park in Johannesburg for
dealing in drugs.

The suspects, six men and one woman, were nabbed during an early
morning raid in the two townships. The Hawks have been monitoring the
dealings of the seven suspects for a while and transactions worth over
R350 000 have been validated.

Five suspects, who are mainly distributors, were arrested in Eldorado
Park while the other two were arrested in Ikageng, Potchefstroom where
they were well-known dealers. One of the suspects is out on parole for
another drug-related case. During the raid, a further R6000 worth of
mandrax was confiscated.

The suspects, aged between 19 and 50, will appear before the Eldorado
Park and Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, facing charges of
dealing in drugs.