Suspects arrested in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R80,000

CAPE TOWN- – Police members remain committed in enforcing the law when they arrested suspects in possession of drugs, with an estimated street value of R80 000, in two isolated incidents in the Western Cape.

Police members of Somerset West Crime Prevention Unit followed up on information about a possible drug deal on Saturday, 22 January 2022. The members approached the address at Waterstone Village and upon entering, they searched the premises and confiscated 77 ecstasy tablets, magic mushrooms and cannabis with a street value of R23 000 00. A 42-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of dealing in drugs.

Meanwhile police members of the Anti-Gang Unit, part of Operation Restore, were busy with focussed operations in Delft on Saturday, 22 January 2022 at around 22:30, when they approached a residence in Bergbessie Square in Rosendal. Upon searching the premises they confiscated a total of 900 mandrax tablets. A 36-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of drugs.

Once charged the suspects are expected to make their court appearances in Somerset West and Bellville respectively on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service