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How police bust a prison official red handed

Quick thinking by members of the South African Police Services ensured the arrest of a 38-year-old prison official at St Albans Correctional Centre.

According to police spokesperson Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, a stop and search operation was carried out on vehicles and personnel entering the prison premises at about 5.30am.

A Mercedes-Benz minibus was inspected and police dog Coda reacted to a package inside the vehicle which allegedly contained drugs, Janse van Rensburg said.

Further investigation prompted the team to search a prison cell, where two rolls of dagga, 14 packets of cocaine, 34 packets of tik, 400 Mandrax tablets, six cellphones and three cellphone chargers were seized.

An undisclosed amount of cash was also confiscated, she said.

The correctional services official was arrested in connection with a charge of dealing in drugs. He is expected to appear in the St Albans Magistrate’s Court today.

Drugs being snuck in prisons is a growing phenomenon in South Africa.


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