In the first incident, Tshwane flying squad members arrested a 40-year-old man for dealing in and possession of drugs worth R100,000.
“The arrest was effected on Friday at Constantia Park, in Pretoria East. Police operationalised information about a person dealing in drugs and pounced on a house where the suspect was found in possession of drugs and arrested,” said Lt-Col Mavela Masondo.
“In the second incident, police in Etwatwa embarked on an operation to hunt down drug dealers who have become a problem in the area. The operation yielded positive results, as seven suspects, between the ages of 23 and 45, were arrested for dealing and possession of drugs,” Masondo added.
Mbele said these arrests had an impact on communities.
“These arrests of drug dealers are commendable, as drugs and substance abuse contributes to crime like murder, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, theft and domestic violence. I commend our members who are on the ground ensuring that drugs are taken off the streets of Gauteng”, she said.