Man arrested for tik, mandrax tablets

Cape Town Central police found a significant amount of drugs in a City Bowl hotel last week.

Cape Town Central police arrested a 43-year-old man for drug possession in Bo-Kaap – “Die Kraal” informal settlement.

Around 6.20am on Thursday July 21, Sergeant Karel Khan arrested the known drug dealer who was in possession of 50 mandrax tablets and five “bankies” of tik, with an estimated street value of R4 200.

The drugs were found hidden in between hardboard and the plates of the kitchen sink inside shack number BK-5.

The drugs were confiscated and kept at Cape Town Central police station’s exhibit store.

The man was arrested and taken to the police station. He will be charged with possession of drugs and will remain in custody.

His first appearance at the Cape Town Magistrate’s court was on Friday July 22 and police opposed his bail application.

* In a seperate incident, on Tuesday July 19, around 2pm, two Cape Town Central police Crime Prevention Unit members received a tip-off that drugs were being hidden in a room on the eighth floor of a hotel in the city centre.

During their search, they found a black bag in the kitchen cupboard containing eight small plastic packets with approximately 800 grams pure powder cocaine with an estimated street value of R 600 000.

The drugs were confiscated by the members and taken to Cape Town Central police station where the drugs were handed in at exhibit stores for safe keeping.

No arrests have yet been made.