R5.1m drug bust in Muizenberg

Drugs worth R5.1 million and firearms were found in Muizenberg, last Tuesday. PHOTOS: South African Police Services
Drugs worth R5.1 million and firearms were found in Muizenberg, last Tuesday. PHOTOS: South African Police Services

An intelligence-driven operation in Muizenberg yielded results last week when drugs with a street value of R5.1 million and firearms were seized.

The police’ Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) responded to a tip-off and searched a property in Opal Lane, Sheraton Park, in Muizenberg on Tuesday 12 November. Police found 37 000 mandrax tablets, 2 600 crushed mandrax tablets, two packets containing about 500 small packets of tik, one Glock 27 firearm, one Tanfoglio 9mm calibre firearm, nine magazines, 500g heroin and 326 9mm rounds of ammunition.

At the back of the property, police found 20 packets with 1.95kg of tik in a backpack.

The garage was also searched and the police found an estimated 36 000 mandrax tablets.

They arrested a 19-year-old man for possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and dealing in drugs; a 25-year-old man for the possession of the 36 000 mandrax tablets; and two women aged 18 and 25 were arrested for dealing in tik.

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