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5 Nigerian nationals caught in the act, packing ‘nyaope’

picture of a needle and white powder substance

Garsfontein, which is located in the east of Pretoria, was the location where the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) made the arrests of the five Nigerian males who were in possession of drugs (heroin also known as nyaope) with a total worth of R500k, according to The Citizen.

Atterbury Road

A tip was given to the department on Tuesday regarding a white car that was supplying drugs on Atterbury Road in the east of Pretoria. The agency responded to the report by conducting an investigation.

Officers from the TMPD were able to track the suspect to his apartment, where they discovered four additional suspects packing heroin (nyaope), and crystal meth.

Hot on the heels of another bust

This drug bust comes on the heels of another operation that took place a month ago, during which 11 foreign nationals were detained for distributing drugs and were found to be in possession of drugs with a combined street value of approximately R700,000.

Compliments from the Mayor

Mayor Randall Williams, has expressed his gratitude to the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department’s Drug Unit for their successful drug bust operation.

“I would want to express my gratitude to our Drug Unit for the outstanding work they have done in protecting our neighborhoods and our young people from the effects of narcotics.

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This should serve as an indication to our community members that the majority of TMPD members are committed to doing a good job, despite the fact that we do have some problems with a few officers that are corrupt.

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