Drug dealer arrested

2015-05-05 06:00
Police have arrested a 34-year-old Lansdowne man in connection with drug dealing following a tip-off.

Samantha Lee

Police have arrested a 34-year-old Lansdowne man in connection with drug dealing following a tip-off. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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A man was arrested for possession of drugs in Lansdowne on Wednesday last week.

The Lansdowne crime prevention unit followed up on information about suspected drug-dealing in Becott Road, confirms police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka.

“Officers arrived at a house in Becott Road and spoke to the landlord who granted permission to search the shack at the back of the house,” Mnyaka says.

Officers found the 34-year-old in the shack as they started searching the house.

When officers searched the man they found 13 units of heroin in his pocket valued at R390.

“The suspect admitted that the drugs belonged to him and that he sold a unit for R30 each. The drugs were confiscated and booked into the police property register for evidence to be presented in court,” Mnyaka says.

The suspect was arrested and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court last Friday

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