Man busted in Cape Town beachfront drug sting

2019-01-26 11:05


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An alleged drug dealer offering generous discounts on his wares along a popular Cape Town beach strip will face a weekend in jail after he was busted in a police sting.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the 46-year-old allegedly first sold two grams of rock cocaine in a sting near a restaurant along the Blouberg beachfront. 

In the first sale on January 16, the dealer snipped a hefty R800 off the price of the rocks of cocaine.

The drugs were duly bought and booked in at Bothasig police. 

In the second operation on Thursday, six ecstasy tablets and eight grams of rock cocaine were bought, with another generous discount thrown into the deal.

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This time his Golf GTi6 was seized by the police whose ranks included the provincial organised crime drug unit. 

His home in Parklands was searched and police allegedly turned up cocaine, MDMA and tik, which they valued at R25 000.

The foreign national was arrested and will be held in custody at the nearby Table View police station until he appears in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of dealing in drugs.

In Worcester, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Zweletemba for allegedly keeping a wide selection of recreational drugs.

This included 122 tik straws, 18 sachets of tik, eight whole Mandrax tablets, 50 Mandrax tablets that had been halved, 80 Mandrax tablets that had been quartered, 90 sachets of dagga, 47 ready rolled dagga cigarettes, and loose dagga weighing 1.12kg.

He will appear in the Worcester Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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