Thanks to information received from the community, Grassy Park police were able to take drugs worth an estimated R250 000 off the streets.
Officers from the Grassy Park Crime Prevention Unit acted on information received about drugs being kept at a house in Starling Road in New Horizon on Friday February 1, at about 11pm.
Initially when officers searched the house they didn’t find anything but then asked the owner to open a shack next to the house.
When officers searched the shack they found a bag with four sealed bags of mandrax tablets, a cereal box with five packets of heroin and one packet of tik .
The 31-year-old homeowner was arrested on charges of dealing and being in possession of drugs.
Several other houses in the Grassy Park precinct were searched on Friday and a 45-year-old woman was arrested at a house in Bulul Close in Pelican Park after a large amount of dagga was found inside the tuckshop she was running.
An undisclosed amount of cash was also seized.
In Keith Road, Ottery, a 49-year-old woman and her son were arrested at a tuck shop after officers searched the shop and the residence and found a large amount of dagga, glass tubes and dried up mushrooms. The estimated value of dagga in both cases was R30 000.
All the suspects were due to make their first court appearances in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday February 4.
Station commander Colonel Dawood Laing thanked officers and the community for their contribution in the fight against crime.