Athlone drug dealer arrested in Manenberg

By Kim Saulse
27 January 2010

A notorious Athlone drug dealer is behind bars thanks to the swift action of two Metro police officers.

The two were conducting routine patrols in Elsieskraal Road in Manenberg, when they spotted the suspect driving by.

They stopped the vehicle; as they approached the driver he attempted to flee.

“The suspect, who was visibly nervous, was searched and two packets of heroin with a street value of approximately R6000 were found on him,” said Yolanda Faro, Deputy Chief of Metro Police.

The man is currently in police custody.

He faces charges of possession of illegal narcotics and bribery, as he tried to bribe the two officers for his release.


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