Western Cape Police charges two in possession of illegal drugs and ammunition

South Africa: Police officers from Western Cape arrested two men aged 28 and 29 in possession of drugs. Culprits were apprehended in response to information received about drugs at two premises in Kensington on Wednesday morning on April 01, 2024, in collaboration with Anti-Economical and Extortion Task team.

As per the report by spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg, a search was conducted at the first premises in Drommedaris Street that uncovered 31 rounds of ammunition and 428 mandrax tablets which were wrapped in a plastic bag.

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Drugs recovered by SAPS, Western Cape
Drugs recovered by SAPS, Western Cape

Sergeant Twigg mentioned that at the second address, the members found 210 mandrax tablets and recovered 11 small packets which were containing crystal meth in a plastic bag. He confirmed that an estimated calculated street value of the drugs can be counted as R20,000.

Reportedly, the two males were arrested on charges of possession of drugs and illegal possession of ammunition.

Moreover, the suspects are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court once they have been charged.

Drugs recovered by SAPS, Western Cape
Drugs recovered by SAPS, Western Cape

As per the sources, the arrests follow shortly after an intelligence-driven operation between the public order police, metro police and other governmental departments that led to the arrest of another two persons for the possession of crayfish in Hout Bay on Monday evening, April 29, 2024.

Under the ongoing investigation, a search of an identified premise in Atlantic Skipper Road uncovered 402 crayfish and 6,250 crayfish tails.

Considerably, the suspected criminals aged 34 and 37 were arrested for illegal possession after they have failed to produce a permit, stated spokesperson Sergeant Wesley Twigg.

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Drugs recovered by SAPS, Western Cape
Drugs recovered by SAPS, Western Cape

Following the case, the crayfish and crayfish tails were subsequently confiscated as the two males were expected to make their court appearance on Thursday morning, May 02, 2024.

The South African Police Services (SAPS) has urged the locals to stay vigilant and inform immediately if any such incident occurs again. If they spot any illegal smuggling of the drugs or anything else, they are suggested to reach out the near police stations in their neighbourhood.