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Port Elizabeth man busted with cocaine worth R100 000 disguised as Grandpa sachets

APRIL 28, 2017
Port Elizabeth man busted with cocaine worth R100 000 disguised as Grandpa sachets

A 25-year-old Port Elizabeth man is expected in court on Friday after he was arrested on Thursday night, at about 23:00, in possession of cocaine with an estimated street value of R100 000.

"It is alleged that Mount Road police were patrolling in Newton Park when they noticed a man running towards Westview Road," said Port Elizabeth police.

"The officers (W/O Werner Maree and Const Kim Sauls) stopped the man and questioned him.

"On searching him, the officers found a sealed cereal box in his back pack however, suspicions arose after shaking the box; the weight did not appear to be correct.

"The box was opened and inside they found 12 Grandpa headache powder boxes, each containing 38 sachets of cocaine."

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The K9 narcotics dog, Charlie, also reacted positively to the contents.

The suspect was arrested for dealing in drugs.

The acting Cluster Commander for Mount Road Cluster, Brig Keith Meyer, has commended the two officers for their quick thinking and initiative.

“Drugs and substance abuse contributes largely to the commission of various crimes, including serious and violent crimes therefore we will intensify our efforts in ensuring that drug pedlars will not make our areas a haven for their illegal trade,” added Brig Meyer.