A Cape Town man has been arrested for not only disobeying the national Covid-19 curfew, but also being in possession of drugs and six boxes of hard liquor.
Police spokesperson Colonel André Traut said officers in Milnerton were conducting a vehicle checkpoint on Monday when they came across the suspect at 9.30pm. The curfew begins at 9pm.
Traut said not only did the suspect disregard curfew, but was also found with a stash of alcohol and drugs.
“In the boot of his vehicle he was carting six boxes of whiskey and a box of mandrax tablets with an estimated value of R30 000.
“He also had an amount of R24 080 in his possession which he could not account for,” Traut said.
The 44-year-old suspect was arrested and appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today.
In a separate incident, Milnerton police received information about a residence in the Joe Slovo township where drugs were allegedly being held.
Acting on the information, officers searched the residence and confiscated dagga worth an estimated street value of R8000.
Traut said police arrested a 26-year-old suspect who appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court today.
African News Agency (ANA)