Man held over drugs, illegal diamonds

2011-12-23 18:01
Cape Town  - A man is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday after he was found in possession of drugs, shark fins and illegal diamonds, police said.

The 36-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday when police at a vehicle check point at the corner of Wale and Rhodes streets in Cape Town pulled over a BMW car, Captain FC Van Wyk said.

"Inside the vehicle police found an unknown quantity of narcotics, shark fins, illegal diamonds and a gem tester."

The vehicle was taken to a police station for further searching, and a large amount of cash was found inside, Van Wyk said.

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