Canine cops are giving Cape Flats drug merts a hard time after several alleged dealers were busted by the Metro Police’s K9 Unit over the last week.
In the first incident in Hanover Park on Friday, cops arrested a suspected drug delivery man in Rywood Walk at 7.30pm.
Metro Police spokesperson Ruth Solomons says cops arrested a 37-year-old man who was found in possession of more than 20 grams of tik hidden in his VW Golf.
“The officers were conducting random stops and searches due to drug-related complaints received when they spotted the vehicle,” Solomons says.
“K9 Troy discovered the drugs hidden underneath the panel of the steering wheel and the 37-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to the Philippi SAPS with the tik valued at about R3000.”
Solomons said another suspect was arrested in Edgemead on Monday when cops pulled over a Toyota Corolla during a routine traffic stop.
“While engaging the driver, officers noticed that he seemed nervous, and requested to search the vehicle.
“K9 Savage led them to 50 units of cocaine and five units of heroin with a street value of nearly R30 000, hidden in a sock in the dashboard.
“A 30-year-old suspect was arrested for the illegal possession of drugs and dealing in drugs and detained at Bothasig SAPS.”
She says a week earlier the same Metro Police dog found drugs hidden in the sound system of a vehicle in Goodwood, resulting in the arrest of a 35-year-old suspect.
This arrest followed the arrest of a 40-year-old motorist from Gordon’s Bay last week who was caught with Mandrax pille worth R120 000 hidden in the door panels of the vehicle.