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Mpumalanga Prison Warder found with R1 million worth of drugs

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The South African Police Service confirmed the arrest of a female prison warder at Paxton Prison found in possession of drugs worth an estimated amount of R1 million in Witbank, Mpumalanga, on Thursday, 11 November 2021.

According to the SAPS, the 37 year old female prison warder was found with the drugs in her house inside the prison premises during an operation where the police were conducting an intelligence driven search.

“During the operation, a house of a 37-year-old female prison warden was searched and the following drugs were found inside the house: 249kg of crystal meth, 9 half moons of rocks, 1.5kg of heroine, 3.2 grams of rocks,” the SAPS said.

“Police also confiscated an undisclosed amount of cash and are currently investigating whether the drugs were sold to prisoners or elsewhere outside the prison at Emalahleni,” the SAPS added.

The Mpumalanga police commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, commended the efforts of the police for their bravery and executing their jobs without fear or favour and further reiterated that everyone is equal before the law and anyone found in contravention of the law should be arrested immediately.

The Suspect is expected to appear today at the Emalahleni Magistrate’s court on charges of dealing in drugs.

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