An elderly couple from New Horizons has made their first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court today after they were busted for smokkeling cocaine worth R10 000.
The duo were busted on Wednesday morning by Grassy Park police as the 54-year-old oupa was busy digging a hole in his yard to hide the stash.
Grassy Park SAPS commander Colonel Dawood Laing says the grandparents were nabbed during a raid of their home after cops received a tip-off that they were selling pure cocaine.
“The search warrant was executed at the home in Woodpecker Street, New Horizons, shortly before 11am and when we arrived we found the 54-year-old oupa digging a hole in the yard where he could hide his drugs,” says Laing.
“As we came in, the 49-year-old ouma got a skrik and threw something in the bin.”
Laing says wakker cops searched the bin and found a bag containing a rock of pure cocaine worth R8000.
“There were also smaller packets worth R200 each found and the total estimated street value of the drugs was R10 000,” he says.
“We also found lots of cash in the house of just over R10 000 which is presumed to be the money from the meeting.
“The ouma was very confused about how we found out they are smokkeling.
“She even accused her own daughter of piemping her.”
Laing says the couple will appear in court on drug dealing charges and cops will keep a close eye on their home.
“You see, these people are being used by the gangsters to smokkel because of financial obligations.
“They think we won't search the houses of oumas and oupas or arrest them because of their ages but they are wrong.
“Anyone caught smokkeling will be arrested.
“We will be watching this property closely now and call on people not to fall into this trap.”