Suspects arrested in WC for drugs and abalaone

A 46-year-old woman was arrested in Wolseley in the Cape Winelands, for being in possession of drugs worth about R741 000.

The police’s Joseph Swartbooi said officers were busy with stop and search operations on Saturday, when they followed up on information and proceeded to an address in Madini Street, Pinevalley.

‘’Upon arrival at the identified address they ensued with a  search of the house and the occupants. They went the extra mile and started to search the yard, where they found 24 700 mandrax tablets packaged and hidden in the garden,’’ said Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.


Meanwhile, four suspects were arrested in Piketberg for being in possession of drugs. Swartbooi said officers conducted vehicle check point on the N7 Highway during integrated operations on Saturday.


‘’During these operations they searched a suspicious vehicle and its occupants which resulted in the confiscation of a total of two thousand and three mandrax tablets and methamphetamine with an estimated street value of R300 000. Four suspects were arrested and detained on a charge of dealing in drugs,’’ said Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi.


In an unrelated incident, five suspects, aged between 23 and 45, were arrested in Muizenberg, after they could not provide documents for being in possession of abalone.

‘’Maitland Flying Squad pursued information about two suspicious vehicle roaming the area of Muizenberg. The members proceeded to the area where they spotted the vehicles, they stopped both vehicles and conducted an intense search. They ultimately found and confiscated 194 units of abalone inside the trunk of vehicles.’’


Once charged the suspects are expected to make their respective court appearances in the Wolseley, Piketberg and Muizenberg Magistrate court’s on the mentioned charges.


Done By: Mitchum George


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