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Man arrested with drugs worth R105 000 in East London

Aug 6, 2018
Man arrested with drugs worth R105 000 in East London

In their initiatives to rid the communities of the scourge of drugs, the East London K9 unit members arrested a suspect for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R105 000 in Selborne on Monday.

"Police followed information and searched the premises. They confiscated cocaine, rock and crystal methamphetamine," described police spokesperson, Captain Nkosikho Mzuku.

"The 42-year-old suspect was allegedly arrested at his Osborne street home by K9 police with 38g of cocaine, 3g of rock and 5.605kg of crystal methamphetamine.

"The drugs have a combined estimated street value of R105 000."

Capt Mzuku said that police also seized two cellphones.

The suspect is now due to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of possession of drugs.

East London K9 unit Commander, Lt Colonel Phillip Yose, commended his members for a job well done.

"We would like to thank the members of the public for continuing to entrust us with this huge responsibility of fighting crime. Our partnership is growing from strength to strength. We are determined to fight crime together," he said.