Four foreigners arrested in Mascani with drugs

2017-04-11 06:01
These drugs were confiscated from four foreigners last week.

These drugs were confiscated from four foreigners last week.

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Four foreigners, between the ages of 23 and 32, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court yesterday and are facing charges of dealing in and possession of drugs.

Their bail application will be heard on Wednesday 26 April.

They were arrested in Woodstock on Thursday during an integrated, multidisciplinary operation by the police at Railway Street in the Mascani informal settlement.

Three of the men were also charged for being illegal immigrants after investigation following their arrest revealed that they did not have documentation.

According to Woodstock police spokesperson Sergeant Hilton Malila police found 95 units of heroin, 27 plastic packets filled with tik, two parcels of dagga and a substantial amount of cash in their possession.

The drugs were estimated to have a street value of R10 000.

Malila says all the found items were ­confiscated.

“The police want to encourage the public to inform us of all illegal activities occurring within their respective communities by calling Crime Stop on 0800 10111 or SMSing Crime Line on 32211,” Malila says.

He says Mascani is one of the areas in Woodstock troubled by drugs and the police have an ongoing operation aimed at tackling it. He describes the area as an informal settlement that is dominated by undocumented illegal occupants who tend to sell drugs to make a living, occupying land, near the railway line, that belongs to Prasa.

Previous People’s Post reports have indicated police have apparently had difficulties running operations in the informal settlement as the occupants had tried to prevent them from successfully raiding the area (“Bridge of woes”, 21 February).

Some of the occupants fled while others resorted to burning their belongings.

This past Friday Malila said nothing had changed in the area since then.

But the police were trying their best to fight the drug dealing through their ongoing multidisciplinary operations, he said.

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