PE Flying Squad, K9 unit seize drugs

2019-04-10 06:01
The SAPS Flying Squad and K9 unit seized drugs in several intelligence-based operations last week. Photo:SUPPLIED

The SAPS Flying Squad and K9 unit seized drugs in several intelligence-based operations last week. Photo:SUPPLIED

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INTELLIGENCE-LED operations held last Wednesday and Thursday resulted in the arrest of suspects, as well as the confiscation of drugs and a .22 rifle with ammunition.

On Wednesday, at about 11:50, PE Flying Squad, the K9 unit and the SAPS Airwing executed a search warrant on a plot in Colwyn Crescent in Chelsea.

“On searching the premises, a .22 rifle with telescope and rounds was found hidden in the bathroom. Twenty-nine dagga plants were uprooted in the back yard. A total of 8,835kg dagga was found drying. Two people, aged 53 and 38 were arrested and detained on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as possession and cultivating of dagga,” said police spokesperson, Col. Priscilla Naidu.

In a separate incident, at about 23:00, the team also executed a search warrant in Lawler Street in Schauderville. “A small amount of tik, dagga, 278 Stilpane tablets, 36 tik bulbs, 58 vials and eight packets of cocaine were seized.

“Two suspects, aged 25 and 32, were arrested for possession of drugs and appeared in the Gelvandale Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.”

In another search in Jamaica Street in Timothy Valley, the K9 unit and Flying Squad also confiscated 501 Stilpane tablets found hidden in tall grass in the yard. No arrests were made.

At about 03:30, a suspected drug post was also searched in Kerk Street in Missionvale.

“Packaging bags, 410 mandrax tablets, five rounds of ammunition (for a .22 rifle), cellphones, cash and a laptop were seized. A 24-year-old suspect was arrested for dealing in drugs. He is expected to appear in court soon.”

The total value of all the drugs and scheduled medicines seized is R21 000.

Acting Cluster Commander for Mount Road, Brigadier Andrew Louw, warned dealers that “We will identify and destroy these drug dens.”

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