The vigilance and swift reaction of members attached to the Rapid Rail Police Unit landed a drug dealer behind bars after he was caught in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of R147 000-00 this morning. The members were doing crime prevention duties in Cruis Street, Garden Village in Miatland when they spotted two suspicious men who fled to a nearby flat in the area after noticing the police presence.
The members followed the suspects and then noticed a strong cannabis smell in a locked room. After gaining access to this room, a 29-year-old man was arrested for the possession of drugs. Once charged, the suspect is due to make a court appearance in Cape Town on a charge of dealing in drugs. The two suspects who initially led police to the flat have not been questioned or apprehended.
Source: South African Police Service