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Cape Town metro cops find 30 packets of coke in sock driver threw from car

Cape Town Metro Police officers arrested a 35-year-old suspect for dealing and possession of drugs on Friday afternoon, 5 August, in Bothasig.


Metro Police spokesperson Ruth Solomons said the arrest was carried out by members attached to the K9 Unit.

“At around 14:30, officers drivng along Bosmansdam Road in Bothasig, noticed that the driver of a blue Chevrolet seemed somewhat nervous when he spotted them.

“The officers pulled over the vehicle, and as they approached, the driver threw a sock out of the car window,” said the Cape Town Metro Police spokesperson.

The officers retrieved the sock and opened it in the presence of the suspect. It contained 30 sachets of cocaine. When the vehicle was searched, approximately R24 000 in cash was found in a bag.

The suspect was arrested and detained at the Bothasig police station on the mentioned charges.

City of Cape Town MayCo Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, commented on the seizure via his″>Facebook page and commended the Hawks for their R400 million cocaine seizure along the N1 Highway on Thursday.

As previously reported, the drugs were stashed in a truck bound for Cape Town. Three suspects were arrested and are expected to appear before the Athlone Magistrate’s Court.

“Every day our City enforcement staff make numerous arrests and seize countless drugs. Drugs that are being shipped in to fuel the gangs of the Western Cape. With the economy pushing more people into poverty, depression and anxiety is higher than ever before

“Conveniently, an assortment of mind-altering substances are streaming into our City. Drugs that enslave the user, as they become dependent and a permanent customer to their dealer on the corner. A dealer that is ready to shoot the dealer on the next corner, so as to take over their business as well. And so follows the endless stream of illegal firearms into our city,” said Smith.

In his post, Smith also addressed the national Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, and asked him to help support the municipal government’s bid to “take over the South African Police Service here in the Western Cape.”

When Cele addressed COSATU protestors outside Parliament on Thursday, he said the Western Cape “is making a lot of noise” about the devolution of the police service. He furthered that the issue was beyond his control. “If anybody wants anything changed, go to the Constitution,” said Cele.


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