When quizzed by metro cops, the driver told officers that he had smoked dagga earlier. Picture: Supplied
When quizzed by metro cops, the driver told officers that he had smoked dagga earlier. Picture: Supplied

Metro K9 cops make heroin bust in Bellville

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Jul 22, 2021

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Cape Town - A routine stop by Cape Town’s metro police’s K9 unit in Bellville for a driver driving with his headlights off, uncovered a drugs bust.

According to metro cops, their officers stopped the motorist after seeing that his headlights were off. When they checked the vehicle, officers picked up a strong scent of dagga.

When quizzed, the driver told officers that he had smoked dagga earlier. Officers requested to search him and his vehicle, and found a large “bankie” of dagga in his pocket.

The metro police’s K9 dog, Savage, then got to work and sniffed out a bag in the car containing 120 units of heroin, and just under R4 000 in cash underneath the dashboard.

Sensing that he was in big trouble, metro police says the suspect then offered the officers a R200 bribe but instead the 28-year-old man was carted off to the Bellville police station where he was detained awaiting his first court appearance.

“In addition, he was issued with a traffic fine for various offences including operating a vehicle without a valid driving licence, an unlicensed motor vehicle and not wearing a seat belt,” said metro police spokesperson Ruth Solomons.

Cape Argus

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