Cape Town hotel surprised by R600 000 cocaine stash

2016-07-20 17:43
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Cape Town – The Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town was surprised at the police's discovery of pure cocaine in one of its flats, it said on Wednesday.

"It came as news to us because it is a privately-owned apartment," general manager Josiah Montsho told News24.

"The tenant deals with the landlord. We have no dealings and no access."

A tip-off led officers to the eighth floor on Tuesday afternoon.

The drugs, with an estimated street value of R600 000, were found in a kitchen cupboard, said Cape Town central police spokesperson Captain Ezra October.

The cocaine was stored in eight small plastic packets, inside a black bag.

According to the 5-star establishment's website, it was "rare" to have an opportunity to own one of the apartments.

"Pepperclub offers much more than just a fabulous investment - it provides an unparalleled lifestyle too!" states the website.

The hotel is situated on the corner of Long and Pepper streets in the central business district, close to numerous pubs, restaurants and clubs.

Montsho said the police had not yet approached them, but they would be happy to help.

October said no arrests had yet been made and the investigation was continuing.

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