On 23 November, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s K9 Narcotic Tactical Unit (JMPD K9) caught three suspects in the act of dealing controlled medical substances in Sandton.
The JMPD K9 officers received information from the Crime Intelligence Unit regarding a syndicate dealing in embalming compound, which is a controlled medical substance. Police had been tracking the three male suspects for a week and finally arrested them during a drop-off at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. R400 000 worth of embalming compound was seized.
The suspects are facing criminal prosecution for possession of controlled substances in contravention of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965, and are being detained at the Sandton Police Station.
We will continue to crack down on all criminal syndicates in Johannesburg, and teach criminals that they are not welcome in our City.
– Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba