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Two busted by East London police for alleged drug dealing

Dec 31, 2018
Two busted by East London police for alleged drug dealing

Two suspects are expected in court after they were arrested by East London police over the weekend for alleged drug dealing.

"A crime intelligence driven information was received and followed up by East London COCC members on Sunday at Gonubie," said police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala.

"They followed an information of a house alledged to sell drugs at Mzamomhle, Gonubie.

"The East London COCC together with Bufallo Flats Crime Prevention members proceeded to the address. On their arrival they found a 46 years old male suspect."

She said that they asked the permission to search the premises and it was granted by the owner of the house.

"Upon searching one hundred and ninety-six Straws of Tik weigh 62.9 grams with estimated street value of R13 800, 60.2 grams of Tik with estimated street value of R13 000 eighty-nine Mandrax tablets to estimated street value of R7 200 and an undisclosed amount of money was found," Capt Mqala said.

"A case of dealing in drugs has been opened at Gonubie Police Station."

Another drug dealer arrested by East London police

"They continued with their information about another house in Mzamomhle also alledged to sell drugs," Capt Mqala said.

"They proceeded to the house, on their arrival they searched the house with the permission of the alleged lawful owner and upon searching twelve halve Mandrax tablets, five and a quarter baggies of Tik weight 2.5grams and two full Mandrax tablets all with the estimated street value of R1 200 was found."

She said that a 56-year-old male suspect was arrested for dealing in drugs and detained at Gonubie Police Station.

"The two suspects will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court."

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