InSouth Africa: 28-yr-old man reportedly arrested for drug possession

A Nigerian man has allegedly been arrested for drug possession in South Africa during a joint operation by the police and other intelligence units.

South African police service in Polokwane has revealed the arrest of a 26-year-old Nigerian man.

The suspect was reportedly arrested during a joint operation by the  South African Police Service and other intelligence units on Wednesday, September 7.

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A media statement released by the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (HAWKS) read:

"Hawks Organised Crime Unit, SANEB and Crime Intelligence members had a joint operation which led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Nigerian man for possession of drugs in Polokwane on Wednesday, 07 September 2016.

"The suspect’s apartment was searched and 31 pieces of rock, 17 pieces of half moon and one sachet including R35 000 cash were found. The estimated value of the drugs seized is R20 000. The suspect will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate Court on the 08 of September 2016 for possession of drugs."

Neither the photo of the alleged Nigerian suspect or his name were released.

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