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Duo busted in East London for drug dealing

Dec 24, 2018
Duo busted in East London for drug dealing

East London COCC over the weekend received information from Crime Intelligence of mandrax being sold at a house in Santa and immediately proceeded to the house.

"As they entered the house, a male fitting the description ran towards the window," said police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala.

"The members however managed to prevent him from fleeing.

"They proceeded to search the room and found mandrax in a plastic bag."

She said that the 32-year-old male suspect was arrested and detained at East London police station for dealing in mandrax.

Capt Mqala said that a second shack situated at Orange Groove Informal settlement was also identified by member's of CIG and information was followed up.

Second suspect arrested with large amount of drugs and cash


"On their arrival at the members noticed a male closing the door as he saw them.

"As the members approach the shack, they peeped through the window and noticed a large quantity of loose dagga on the bed and a number of dagga bompies.

"They knocked at the door, identified themselves as police officers and ordered the person to open the door. The suspect then opened door."

She said that upon searching the shack, they also found crystal meth (tik), lollies a fairly large quantity of mandrax tablets and an undisclosed amount of money.

"The 40-year-old male was arrested at East London police station for dealing in drugs."

Both suspects will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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