Undercover raid bust drug dealers

2017-06-07 15:05
Packets of tik and unga that were found on alleged drug dealing suspects in Woodstock.

Packets of tik and unga that were found on alleged drug dealing suspects in Woodstock.

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Four suspects were arrested during a drug raid in Woodstock on Tuesday.

The suspects will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court tomorrow facing charges of drug possession, dealing in drugs and possession of dagga.

The arrests came during a joint undercover operation by the Woodstock police and Cape Town cluster task team that took place between 15:00 and 20:00 in the area.

Cape Town cluster task team spokesperson Constable Lorencial Johnson says in one incident two male suspects aged 26 and 41 years were caught dealing in drugs at a house in Pine Road after an undercover officer pretended to be a buyer last evening.

"An undercover police officer of the task team bought drugs at the mentioned premises and the suspects were subsequently arrested after the rest of the police officers searched the house and recovered the money as well as a substantial amount of drugs," says Johnson. "Tik, dagga as well as mandrax tablets were found in the house. The confiscated drugs estimated to a street value of R104 325. An undisclosed amount of cash was also seized from the suspects."

He says in another incident the operation led to the arrest of a 35-year-old alleged drug dealer at Masikane informal settlement situated between Woodstock and Salt River.

"All possible escape routes were covered by experienced members and once the team moved into Masikane, the suspect was quickly identified by spotters and the plan was set in motion. A foot chase ensued but did not last long as the suspect ran straight into officers coming from all sides. Once boxed in, the suspect got arrested on a charge of dealing in drugs as 76 units of unga and 42 units of tik [to the value of R5 020] was found still in his possession," says Johnson.

Another man, aged 29, was arrested on a charge of being in possession of dagga as he was spotted at Masikane and was searched and found with it.


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