The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed the arrest of a notorious drug peddler on Friday, January 3, 2017.
The 34-year-old woman believed to be a drug smuggler for an Americans gang boss was arrested with 17 units of the drug shoved up her private parts.
The culprit reached the end of her line during an extensive search by Philippi Police Station commander Colonel Dennis Ables. The searching operation kicked off at 6am in Surdown Walk, Hanover Park.
On how she was arrested, Ables related that immediately the police spotted the woman, she was easily identified as a well-known drug runner, who had been giving security agents sleepless nights.
He said after her arrest, she permitted two female police officers to thoroughly search her, after which the cops found 17 units of heroin wrapped in three layers of plastic in her vagina, with an estimated street value of R850.
Able praised his men for a job well done and reiterated that the suspect is “a known drug pusher, but this is the first time that she has been arrested.
“You do get some women who will not give consent if they think they will be caught. This was the first time that this woman was caught with the drugs,” he added.
The suspect is expected to know her fate at the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of drugs.
Last week, the police arrested a 20-year-old woman for trying to push wraps of dagga to a prisoner at Port Shepstone police station on January 1. The prisoner was reportedly detained for possessing dagga.
The 20-year-old’s game became over after she walked up to some officers on duty and requested to hand the food to the prisoner. Immediately she stepped out to hand over the food, the suspicions of officers were raised by the aromas emanating from the container.
When they searched the container, which contained some stew, they found three parcels of dagga wrapped in plastic hidden inside the stew.
She will appear soon at the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court for trying to smuggle dagga into the police.