Suspected gang member nabbed with drugs worth R700K



A 47-year-old suspected gang member have been arrested after illicit drugs were found in his house.

Anti-Gang Unit members in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape arrested the suspected gang member and seized the illicit drugs which worth an estimated value of R700,000 on Wednesday.

According to the police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu, the large quantity of drugs was found during a home search in Bloemendal.

Police confiscated 1,545 Mandrax tablets, Mandrax powder weighing 290.5 grams, seven packets of cocaine weighing 715.5 grams and tik weighing 714 grams.

The suspect is currently in police custody and expected to appear in court on a charge of dealing in drugs.

“The scourge of drugs and gangsterism is threatening the safety and security of many communities, therefore targeted policing actions and co-operation from the communities must be conducted in order to cripple and close down the drug trade”.

“We cannot and will not stand back and allow our neighbourhoods to be controlled by these drug traffickers,” said provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga.


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