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Man arrested after being caught with four kinds of drugs in Parliament Street

Published: May 20, 2024

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Metro Police successfully arrested a 37-year-old man in Central, Gqeberha on Monday, 20 May 2024, during a raid at a liquor establishment in Parliament Street.


The arrest came as Metro Police officers were conducting a stop and search operation in the area and they received a tip off regarding an alleged drug dealer.


Metro Police Acting Commissioner, Advocate Andrew Moses said upon arrival at the bar lounge, the officers searched the man and caught him on the spot in possession of cocaine, tik, mandrax and dagga.


"The arrest happened around 2pm, we can confirm that the suspect is a foreign national and he had no identity document or passport at the time of the arrest. We caught him red handed with 35 small bags of cocaine, 16 bags of tik, 57 and a half tablets of mandrax and about 43 grams of dagga. The suspect was detained at

Humewood Police Station.”


In another incident, an additional 37 bags of cocaine were found under a brick in Parliament Street.


"We learnt that the drug dealers sometimes hide drugs under bricks and indeed we found some drugs there today. We commend our officers for their continued commitment in fighting crime in our City and working towards eventually eradicating drugs from our streets. It’s a clear warning to other drug dealers in our City that their time is up now,” added Advocate Moses.


Ends.


Issued by the NMBM Communications Office. 


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