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East London - A repeat offender was charged in connection with alleged drug dealing after trying to evade arrest, East London police said on Tuesday.
“The man thought he could outrun police, but he soon ran out of steam,” said Captain Stephen Marais of the Duncan Village police.
Two policemen on patrol on Oxford Street near a well-known drug spot approached the man, who was talking to someone inside a car.
The man ran away. Police caught up with him and found him in possession of eight wrappers of crack cocaine, nine tik straws, 23 packets of dagga and R320 in cash.
The 27-year-old foreign national was taken to the East London police station where it emerged that he was out on bail for another drug-related charge.
He is due to appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. - Sapa