Targeted efforts by Cape Town Central police station officials to curb drug dealing in the city are making a much-needed dent to the trade.
On Tuesday afternoon, 25 August 2020 members of the Tactical Response Team pounced on a 38-year-old suspect who was selling drugs from his vehicle on Kloof Street in Oranjezicht. A consignment of cannabis and Crystal Meth packaged in small bags was seized. In the vehicle were two young children who were later handed over to the mother. The value of the drugs is estimated at R10 000.
Meanwhile in the early hours of Tuesday, other Cape Town Central police stopped a vehicle with two males in Carstens Street Tamboerskloof and found cocaine, LSD, Hash and ecstasy tablets wrapped in foil. The value of the drugs is R8 000. The two suspects aged 30 and 43 were arrested for drug possession. Further questioning of the pair led to an apartment in Bloem Street in the city centre where a large consignment of cocaine, dagga, mandrax, LSD and ecstasy tablets were found with a value of R850 000. Cash to the value of R4 700 was also seized. Two women aged 23 and 27 as well as a 39-year-old man were arrested for dealing in drugs.
All arrested suspects are expected to appear in court on Cape a Town on Thursday, 27 August 2020.
The efforts of the police are commended in ridding the streets of Cape Town of drugs.