R500k worth of drugs recovered, Philippi

South African Police Service

R500k worth of drugs recovered, Philippi
R500k worth of drugs recovered, Philippi

Endeavours by police in the Western Cape to rid communities of firearms and drugs yielded positive results during crime prevention operations on Friday, 2 December 2022.

Members of the Provincial Extortion Task Team conducted an intelligence driven operation in the Philippi policing precinct and arrested an adult male when he was found packaging drugs in an informal dwelling in Oasis Pacific informal settlement.

The members confiscated 279 packets crystal meth, 265 grams unpacked crystal meth with an estimated street value of R500 000. Upon a further search of the dwelling, the members found a pistol with ammunition hidden under a pillow in the room.

The members searched a second dwelling and found two refuse bags containing dagga and arrested a 23-year-old male.

A third dwelling was searched and 100 mandrax tablets and a large amount of dagga were confiscated. Two males aged 34 and 35 were arrested and detained.

The suspects are due to make their respective court appearances in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 5 December 2022.

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