Search for missing girl leads to drug bust in Pta North

Caption: Lesedi Sibanda (16). Photo: Supplied

A 26-year-old man has allegedly been arrested in possession of drugs in Pretoria North.

Police spokesperson Captain Rebecca Phatlane said the man was arrested while the police were searching for 16-year-old Lesedi Sibanda reported missing by her family.

“On Saturday police officers were searching for the child at a block of flats in Danie Theron Street,” said Phatlane.

“They could not find the missing girl but instead discovered a man in possession of drugs.”

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Phatlane said several small plastic bags filled with what looked like Cat were found in the 26-year-old man’s possession.

“The drugs, with an estimated value of R7 500, were confiscated and the man was taken into custody. He will appear in court soon.”

Phatlane said the police were still searching for Sibanda on Monday.

“We urge people to report missing persons at their nearest police station,” she said.

“Help us fight crime and protect our community by reporting crime and suspicious activity in your area.”


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