32-year-old nabbed for drugs in FS

A 32-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court this morning after he was arrested in possession of dagga with a street value of over half a million.

The police in the Free State say the arrest of the 32-year-old man, who is a foreign national, followed a police search and seizure operation conducted after receiving a tip-off about drugs being transported between the province and Lesotho.

The SAPS’ Phumelelo Dhlamini confirms that the suspect will appear before the court today, facing charges of being in possession of drugs.

Meanwhile, the MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, Sam Mashinini, has reiterated that no act of criminality will be tolerated in the province, and that they are still working on measures to beef up border control between the Free State and neighbouring Lesotho.