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BFS Takes Action Against Drug Dealers



Benoni Flying Squad

Members of the Benoni Flying Squad (BFS) dealt suspected drug dealers a blow, arresting one and intercepting a large haul of dagga on April 17. Dagga, estimated at R30 000, recovered after a high-speed chase. According to BFS spokesperson Warrant Officer Grant Giblin, the day’s successes kicked off at 10:30 in Kemston Avenue when officers received information of a man allegedly selling drugs. “Upon their arrival, a 35-year-old foreign national was identified by a member of the community,” said Giblin. “Officers proceeded to search the suspect during which 18 doses of heroin and 19 of cocaine, wrapped in plastic were recovered.”

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Continuing routine operations and patrols, BFS members noticed a white Toyota Hilux with blue lights travelling on the N12 at night. “Suspecting that the vehicle did not belong to the SAPS fleet, officers gave chase,” he said. “Taking the Etwatwa off-ramp a high-speed chase onto a nearby dirt road ensued as the driver attempted to escape.” Shortly after, the vehicle was found abandoned on Mampane Street, Daveyton.

Two large bags containing dagga and dash-mounted blue lights were found after a vehicle search. “The value of the drugs is estimated at R30 000,” said Giblin. “The vehicle was impounded and the drugs handed over to the Daveyton Police Station as evidence.” Investigations into the matter continue while police search for the driver.

Source: BFS cracks the whip on drug dealers


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Picture: Supplied by Benoni City Times

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