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Man expected in court following seizure of drugs worth R500 000 in Lorraine and Humewood

Jul 20, 2017
Man expected in court following seizure of drugs worth R500 000 in Lorraine and Humewood

A 28-year-old Port Elizabeth man is expected in court on Friday after he was arrested on Wednesday by police at a house in Lorraine with drugs (cocaine, crack cocaine and khat) with an estimated street value of R300 000.

"At about 13:00, members from PE K9, Flying squad and the Operational Command Centre executed a search warrant at the house and the drugs were found in a vehicle parked on the premises," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"Large amount of cash was also found in the house. The suspect will appear in court on a charge of dealing in drugs."

She said that in another incident, Humewood police officers confiscated dagga with an estimated value of R200 000 at a flat in Humewood Gardens.

"At about 17:00, on the same day, members were conducting a stop and search in central when they noticed a man walking towards them. As the members approached the man, he threw a set of keys on the ground and ran away," said Col Naidu.

"Further investigations led the members to a flat where they discovered the dagga. No arrest made, only confiscation."