Sea Points SAPS arrest four on drug charges

Sea Point SAPS recently arrested four people for being in possession of tik and drug-related implements.

“The arrests took place after members of SAPS conducted various operations including VCP (vehicle check points) and foot patrols to keep watchful eyes on certain individuals in hotspot areas,” said Captain Cyril Dicks, head of communication at Sea Point SAPS.

In the early hours of Saturday September 3, he said, a substance thought to be cocaine was confiscated when vehicle was pulled over in Main Road, Green Point.

“The vehicle was stopped and a search pursued due to a female sitting at the back of the car with three other occupants, and trying to hide something from the police members who happened to be both males, by putting something into her blouse,” Captain Dicks said.

“The shift commander, Captain Colin Swarts then called for a female officer to come and attend to the lady in question. The lady was searched and a little bag containing white powder, suspected to be cocaine, was found on her and she was arrested and taken to Sea Point SAPS for detention.”

At a vehicle check point in Main Road on Monay September 5, just after midnight, a driver was found to have mandrax on him when he was asked to produce his licence at this random stop.

“The driver of the vehicle was caught off-hand when he tried to displace something he had on him at the time of the stop. They requested the driver to get out of the vehicle due to the suspicion cause by the driver. The members conducted a search of the vehicle and found hidden, where the members saw him trying to hide something, five and a half suspected mandrax tablets,” he said.

The 45-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs.