Drugs worth R4.5 million found in Cape Town bust

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The street value of the drugs have been estimated at R4.5 million.
The street value of the drugs have been estimated at R4.5 million.
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  • Cape Town police have confiscated drugs worth R4.5 million.
  • One person was arrested in the operation.
  • Police found cocaine, crystal meth and mandrax tablets during the operation.

A man was arrested after drugs with a street value of more than R4.5 million was found in Cape Town.

He was taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday after police received a tip-off that drugs were being transported from a property in Sanddrift, said police spokesperson Warrant Officers Joseph Swartbooi.

"Continuous efforts to eradicate the illegal drug trade in the Western Cape led to the arrest of a 43-year-old suspect [on Wednesday] at about 02:30 in Sanddrift," said Swartbooi.

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Police arrived at the property and found an assortment of drugs packed in bags.

"The Milnerton Crime Prevention Unit received information about drugs that will be transported from the address. Upon their arrival at the address and after obtaining permission, the members searched the premises and found a black plastic bag containing cocaine, a transparent bag containing crystal meth and mandrax tablets and nine Camry scales hidden under the bed. A cellular telephone was also confiscated," he said.

The street value of the drugs have been estimated at R4.5 million, said Swartbooi.

The man will face charges of dealing in drugs, Swartbooi added.

He is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court once charged, he said.


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