Three held in Phoenix drug bust

2012-10-17 00:00

THREE men were arrested for the possession of drugs in two separate incidents in Phoenix on Monday.

During a crime prevention exercise, police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said an “edgy” man (35) was seen throwing a plastic bag in a waste bin, and ran away when questioned by police.

He said police then chased and apprehended the man and conducted a search of the bag and found 267 pieces of rock cocaine, and cocaine powder worth more than R15 000, and an undisclosed amount of cash believed to be from sales.

“The suspect was arrested and charged with the possession of drugs,” said Zwane.

He made an appearance in the Phoenix Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

In another incident, police arrested two men — aged 50 and 48 — for the possession of 120 straws of mandrax and more than a kilogram of dagga. They too were charged and appeared in the Phoenix Magistrate’s Court.

The two suspects were remanded in custody until their next court appearance.

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