A house in Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa that has been used as a drug den for years underwent demolition on Friday.
The house at 10 Carlton Street had gained notoriety as one of the worst — a haven for drug addicts and dealers – was taken down following a decision by the Upington Magistrate Court when the two convicts who were utilising the house were also slapped with a combined 57 years prison sentence.
The Provincial Head of the DPCI Major General Kholekile Galawe has applauded the team for the outstanding work and their resilience in fighting against drug crimes in the Northern Cape.
“That house was a magnet for bad elements. Both the demolition and the sentence of the two is testament to the commitment of the Hawks in removing those responsible for selling and distribution of drugs to our communities,” he said