Cops bust trio for drug possession

Cape Town Central police made a drug bust at a Kloof Street flat.

A crime operation by Cape Town Central police led to a drug bust and the arrest of two men and one woman at a Kloof Street residence.

Constable Ncedani Lucas Nofe-mela, of the SAPS crime prevention unit, said: “On arrival at the crime scene on Friday July 15 at 1.30pm, the SAPS members searched the premises and found R 55 250.70 in cash.”

Constable Nofemela said that during further investigation officers also found two black bags containing high quality dagga with an estimated street value of R250 000 and 20 ecstasy tablets with an estimated street valueof R6 400, two packets of tik valued at R120 and three small containers of liquid acid with an estimated street value of R180 000.

Police also found five digital scales, four cellphones, one Apple laptop; two flash drives, two hard drives as well as three record keeping books, two bottle filters and one Beretta replica firearm. “All exhibits were handed in at Cape Town Central SAPS exhibit store for safe keeping. All three suspects were detained at Cape Town Central police station and will remain in custody.”

They were due to appear in Cape Town Magistrates Court on Monday July 18.

* Station commander of the Sea Point police station, Colonel Maehla Lento said that on Tuesday July 12 at about 10pm, a 74-year-old man arrived at home and while he was parking his motor vehicle, was accosted by three men who were wearing balaclavas.

“They instructed the man to open his front door and handcuffed his security guard. All men, aged between 30 and 34 years old, were arrested due to SAPS swift intervention,” said Colonel Lento.

“Following the arrests made, it was established that one of the arrested suspects is an employee of Pro-Exec Security. He was arrested on the premises after SAPS dog unit had been deployed.”

All three suspects were detained and charged at Sea Point police station for house robbery and appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday July 15. The case has been postponed until the end of July and the accused have remanded in SAPS custody.

In a separate incident on June 30, at about 3am, a Sea Point police officer stopped and searched a vehicle at Main Road and arrested a 25-year-old man for illegal possession of a firearm. “During initial investigation it was discovered that the firearm had been previously used in gang shooting incidents. The accused appeared briefly in court on Wednesday July 13 and is still in custody.”