Sat, 06 Mar 2021

A Cape Town barber shop owner has been arrested in Elsies River on charges of selling drugs.

The Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team received a tip-off and sought permission to search the premises on Friday afternoon, said Cape Town Metro Police spokesperson Ruth Solomons.

"They found 23 bags of high-grade dagga, a scale and just under R20 000 in cash in a cupboard," she said.

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The 33-year-old shop owner was arrested and detained at the Elsies River police station.

Earlier it the day, Metro police officers arrested three suspects on drug charges, in separate incidents.

"One of them was found in possession of 38 bankies of dagga, a plastic bag filled with dagga, eight dagga cigarettes and a parcel filled with dagga," said Solomons.

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In Bothasig, the K9 Unit pulled a vehicle over during a routine stop and requested permission to search the vehicle after noticing that the driver appeared restless.

"K9 Savage detected drugs hidden in a sock inside the backrest of the passenger seat. Officers confiscated 50 units of cocaine with an estimated street value of R23 000 and just more than R3 000 in cash," she says.

Source: News24

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