Dagga dealers caught in the act, tik merchant also caught

2017-03-09 06:00

A Phola Park man has been arrested after he was caught red handed with R200 000 worth of dagga on Friday morning.

The man, with a group of others, was spotted by Philippi East SAPS loading large bags onto a vehicle.

“The members were conducting crime prevention patrols and received information about alleged illegal drug activity. The police members proceeded to Block A, Phola Park, where they noticed a number of men unloading large bags of dagga from a vehicle, a white Toyota sedan,” said police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk.

The men allegedly fled the scene when they noticed the police. The cops gave chase and arrested a 28-year-old man who resides in the area.

“Five large bags of dagga were seized and the value thereof is estimated at R200 000. The man has appeared in the Philippi Magistrates’ Court on Monday on charges related to the dealing in and the possession of drugs,” he added.

No further information was forwarded to City Vision at the time of going to press.

Police also revealed that another suspect was arrested for being in possession of drugs after she was caught with R120 000 worth of tik.

“Members of the Western Cape Public Order Police responded to information and found Tik weighing 545 g, with an estimated value of R120 000, was seized, and a 28 year old woman was arrested.

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