Heroin disguised as flu meds

2016-02-25 06:00
Photo: supplied Verulam SAPS officers with the heroin which was recovered.

Photo: supplied Verulam SAPS officers with the heroin which was recovered.

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THE Verulam SAPS drug task team arrested a 25-year-old man at the weekend for possession of 55 capsules of heroin.

Verulam SAPS communications officerLieutenant Mark Prakasim said the task teams were working on information received from the public and had held a stake out at the Verulam bus rank.

“They waited for the suspect to arrive and when he saw the officers approaching him he tried to flee,” said Prakasim.

“He was, however, apprehended and officers found a plastic packet on the suspect containing 55 capsules of heroin.”

Prakasim said the capsules resembled flu medication and without knowing the modus operandi of such dealers, the drugs can easily be mistaken for flu medication.

“We are also advising parents to be on the lookout for these type of capsules in the possession of their children,” said Prakasim.

“The role of the community in fighting drugs is vital and we have made several arrests with their help and we are encouraging their continued assistance.”

Prakasim commended the officers on the arrest andurged residents to report drug possession and dealing on 0325415214.

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