Five suspects arrested during police operations

Steenberg police arrested five people for drugs last week.

Police quickly apprehended a suspect after they received a tip-off about drugs in Lavender Hill last week.

Spokesperson Sergeant Luqmaan Adams said officers from the Steenberg Crime Prevention Unit received the complaint that the suspect was in possession of drugs in Shepard Court, Lavender Hill at about 7.26 pm on Wednesday November 17.

The man was found with 20 mandrax tablets, 10 plastic bags of dagga, 46 small higher grade packets of dagga, three parcels dagga in plastic packets, a 25kg drum containing dagga and an undisclosed amount of money in his possession.

He was arrested and charged with dealing and the possession of drugs and appeared in Wynberg Magistrate’s court.

In an unrelated matter, the swift response of officers conducting crime prevention duties led to the arrest of another drug dealer in Beethoven Street in Retreat according to Sergeant Adams.

At 5.30pm on Thursday November 18, officers followed up on a tip-off that a suspect was hiding drugs in a house in Beethoven Street. When they searched the premises, the suspect handed over 260 small plastic packets containing crystal meth (tik), 39 whole mandrax tablets and 19 small packages of dagga. The drugs were confiscated and the suspect was arrested, charged with possession and dealing drugs and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court.

The following day, Friday November 19, police again made a drug bust in St Christopher Street in St Montague Village at about 12.30am when they stopped and searched a car.

Sergeant Adams said nine packets of crystal meth, one whole mandrax tablet and an undisclosed amount of money was found. These were confiscated and the three suspects in the car aged between 21 and 31 years old were arrested. They appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court.