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Alert East London police nab two for possession of drugs and stolen goods

Sep 27, 2017
Alert East London police nab two for possession of drugs and stolen goods

Alert East London police arrested two suspects for possession of drugs and stolen goods on Wednesday.

"These members were busy patrolling the CBD when they spotted a suspicious man (35) and found him in possession of (10) mandrax tablets, (16) dagga bompies and (37) dagga zolle," said police spokesperson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"In a separate incident, two detectives spotted two men carrying a box.

"Upon questioning them, the suspects started to run away. They chase and caught one of the suspects (28), the other suspect fled and is still at large."

Captain Mzuku said that the suspects allegedly stole the box at the back of the bakkie in the East London CBD.

"The owner commended these members and, a theft out of motor vehicle case was later opened," he added.

"It is part of the SAPS's strategy to provide effective and responsive policing to all in our communities and the members were commended for their vigilance to bring yet more criminals to book.

The suspects are due to appear in the East London Magistrate's Court soon, on charges of possession of drugs and stolen goods.