Metro Police Arrest Six Suspects for Possession of Narcotics during Raids and Searches
The Metro Police Substance Abuse Unit and Dog Unit partnered with the South African Police Services to execute search warrants in the Belhar and Ravensmead areas on Tuesday, 21 December 2010.
Officers arrested five (5) suspects for various drug-related offences, following raids at suspected drug dens. They were acting on tip-offs received from the community.
The following drugs were confiscated during the raids:
- twenty-four (24) dagga stoppe
- sixteen (16) Mandrax tablets
- forty (40) packets of TIK (found abandoned)
- five (5) parcels of dagga (found abandoned)
- seven hundred and eighty rand (R780, 00) in cash
During the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Metro Police Camera Response Unit arrested a twenty-eight (28) year-old male in the Goodwood area for possession of narcotics.
The officers noticed a driver behaving suspiciously while heading towards the Monte Vista turn-off on the N1 highway. They pulled the vehicle over, but the driver appeared to be sober. Officers then searched the vehicle and found twenty-one (21) bags of TIK and nine (9) Cocaine rocks.
"The Metro Police will continue to execute search warrants and conduct random stop-and-searches because these tactics have proved very effective in apprehending drug dealers and users. We encourage members of the public to support our officers in these operations which serve to make their communities safer," said Metro Police Acting Chief, Wayne Le Roux.
City of Cape Town
Wayne Le Roux
City Of Cape Town
Tel: 021 427 5160
Cell: 084 555 3061