Five large bags of dagga were seized and the value was estimated at R200K.
Police officers in Cape Town on Friday arrested a man and a woman and confiscated drugs worth about R320,000, Western Cape police said.
Acting on information received, officers proceeded to Block A in Phola Park in Philippi East, where they noticed a number of men unloading large bags of dagga from a white Toyota sedan, Captain FC van Wyk said.
“Upon noticing the police the men fled the scene in various directions, but police gave chase and arrested a 28-year-old man who resides in the area.”
Five large bags of dagga were seized and the value was estimated at R200,000. The man would appear in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges related to dealing in and the possession of drugs, Van Wyk said.
Also on Friday, members of the Western Cape public order police unit also responded to information and searched a residence in Vietnam Drive, Marcus Garvey, Philippi East. Tik (crystal methamphetamine) weighing 545g with an estimated street value of R120,000 was seized and a 28-year-old woman was arrested. She would also appear in the Philippi Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges related to dealing in drugs.
“The abuse of illegal substances is one of the main contributing factors to fuelling crimes against women and children. The Philippi East SAPS [South African Police Service] management believe that if they can combat the abuse of illegal substances they will be able to address and reduce property-related and contact crimes effectively.
“A focused approach, including going back to basics to ensure the community is reached and building partnerships to ensure trust, will ensure that quality service delivery takes place and crime is reduced. Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs is kindly requested to contact Philippi East SAPS 021-370-1900 or Crime stop 08600-10111,” Van Wyk said.
PHOTO: March 4 – Police officers in Cape Town on Friday arrested a 28-year-old man and confiscated dagga with a street value of R200,000. Photo: SAPS