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Suspected drug dealing doctor arrested

News in brief - Date: 06 July 2017

Written by: Isabel Venter / Viewed: 7444

 

A doctor from the Elim Hospital is currently behind bars after being accused of selling drugs.

The 34-year-old doctor was arrested together with an alleged accomplice, a 27-year-old man, at a house in Waterval by the local police yesterday.

According to provincial police spokesperson, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the arrest was a result of the police’s tactical sting operation to rid the area of drugs. During the arrest, said Ngoepe, police confiscated nine bags of nyaope, four bags of hard rock drugs, two smoking pipes and one plastic bag full of dagga.

The doctor and his co-accused are expected to appear in the Waterval magistrate’s court soon.

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Some of the different baggies of drugs that were seized during the Waterval Police's arrest of a doctor and co-accused yesterday. Photo: Limpopo Police Communications.

 

Some of the different baggies of drugs that were seized during the Waterval Police's arrest of a doctor and co-accused yesterday. Photo: Limpopo Police Communications.

Some of the different baggies of drugs that were seized during the Waterval Police's arrest of a doctor and co-accused yesterday. Photo: Limpopo Police Communications.

 
 

Isabel Venter

Isabel joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in 2009 as a reporter. She holds a BA Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of South Africa. Her beat is mainly crime and court reporting.

Email: isabel@zoutnet.co.za

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