It was a “strong pong” of dagga in the air that eventually led to the arrest of a man in possession of drugs in Main Road, Sea Point on Sunday August 7.
Captain Cyril Dicks, head of communication at Sea Point SAPS, said when the commander on shift smelled dagga, the approached men standing next to a blue VW Polo parked in the road.
“On addressing the men standing there, a search followed with nothing found on the males. However, the suspicion was still high that there could be drugs inside the car,” said Captain Dicks.
“The male that had keys on him, when searched, was asked to open the car knowing that the key the members found earlier, matched the emblem and make of the car they were standing next to.
“The search continued inside the car. The members opened the cubby hole and found a small electronic scale, which is predominantly used in the drug trade. The members also found capsules and a see-through bag containing white powder which is thought to be cocaine,” he said.
Captain Dicks added that the man who had had the key on him during the search was arrested for being in possession of drugs, the value of which had not yet been determined at the time of publication. of which the value is unknown.
The 21-year-old suspect was due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate’s court yesterday, Wednesday August 10, on a charge of possession of drugs.
In an unrelated incident, there were two muggings on Signal Hill on Saturday August 6, according to the Table Mountain Watch report.
According to the report, two hikers were attacked at knife point by two men, on the loop around Signal Hill, on the Jeep track close to the Noon Day Gun. A hiking bag and phones were taken.
Later that day, a tourist was also robbed of her phone on Signal Hill – also at knife point.
According to Table Mountain Watch, Signal Hill has been a crime hot spot for many years, especially along the Tamboerskloof and Bo-Kaap urban edge.