Drug bust at Sea Point flat

Drugs with a street value of R205 000 were found by police in a Sea Point flat last Friday.

A search by the Cape Town police cluster of a Sea Point flat, led to the seizure of drugs valued at R205 000.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said two people – one man and one woman, both aged 35 – had been arrested as a result of the bust.

“To reduce the levels of crime by targeting crime generators such as drugs, members of the Cape Town Cluster Task Team conducted a search operation yesterday afternoon at a flat in Sea Point which led to the discovery of a variety of drugs valued at R 205 000. Two people were arrested and were expected to make a court appearance in Cape Town on Monday June 12 to face a charge of dealing in drugs.”

Lieutenant Colonel Traut said that apart from cocaine, dagga and magic mushrooms, a number of schedule 5 prescription medication was also confiscated.

“We will show no mercy to drug dealers in this province and will continue with our eradication of the drug trade as a priority.” Colonel Maehla Lento, station commander of the Sea Point police station, said that the drug bust came as a result of information given to the police.

“It was a very good operation and came as a result of followed up information. We really need residents to be aware and to report things. Drugs bring a lot of bad elements into the area,” said Colonel Lento. He added that more operations with the cluster task team were planned. “Overall I think in the past two months crime in the area has been under control,” he added.