Hillview suspects arrested in drug bust

Captain Adeline de Beer with the confiscated drugs.

Fast-thinking officers arrested two people for drug dealing on Monday February 25 in front of Muizenberg police station.

Officers from the Anti-Gang Unit were transporting a
prisoner to Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court when they noticed a suspicious car parked in front of the Muizenberg station.

On further inspection, they recognised the 48-year-old
driver of the vehicle, who is known to have links with a well-known gang, accompanied by a 23-year-old female passenger
who was making an appearance on drug dealing charges at the court.

The driver, on noting the police, attempted to evade the officers by reversing down the street. The officers forced the car to stop and proceeded with a search of the car.

In the back of the car officers found a plastic bag with
104 mandrax tablets, five large sticks of compressed dagga and three packets of tik that were sealed inside a 1kg packet of sugar and 1kg packet of maize meal. They also found
two cellphones wrapped in plastic.

Two packets of tobacco were also found containing three cellphone SIM cards as well as a large amount of money.

Both suspects are from Hillview.

Colonel Vassie Naidoo, station commander of Muizenberg SAPS, was pleased with the arrest as he believes that the suspects were attempting to smuggle the narcotics and cellphones into Pollsmoor prison.

He commended the officers for their vigilance and good
work.