Drugs found in ‘gang leader’s’ roof

2017-01-24 06:01
Police confiscated drugs worth R100 000 on Friday morning during a raid in Johanna Court, Manenberg.

Police confiscated drugs worth R100 000 on Friday morning during a raid in Johanna Court, Manenberg.

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Manenberg police confiscated R100 000 worth of drugs in Johanna Court on Friday morning. Manenberg police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett says police made the bust during an early morning raid.

Bennett confirms Johanna Court is a stronghold of one of the Manenberg gangs.

“Information was received by the Nyanga stabilisation unit of suspected drug dealing in Johanna Court at an address of a known drug dealer and gang leader. A 48-year-old man and two women, aged 25 and 35, were arrested for the possession of various drugs,” Bennett says.

Among the items confiscated, Bennett lists 806 units of unga, 106 units of tik, 100g uncut tik, 65 ecstacy tablets, 189 mandrax tablets and five packets of uncut heroine worth R30 000.

“Officers searching the house found the drugs hidden in the roof of the house,” Bennett says.

“The man has also contravened his parole conditions and this is a serious offence which will see him serving the rest of his sentence in prison and added to this would be his sentence for the possession of the drugs.”

The accused people appeared in the Athlone Court on charges of possession of drugs.

V Anyone with information about illegal drugs or crime can call Manenberg police on 021 699 9400 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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