An anonymous tip-off has led to the arrest of a 58-year-old suspected drug dealer in Langa who was allegedly plying his trade from a fruit and vegetable stand. File picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)
An anonymous tip-off has led to the arrest of a 58-year-old suspected drug dealer in Langa who was allegedly plying his trade from a fruit and vegetable stand. File picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA)

Police nab man selling drugs from fruit and veggie stall in Langa

By Nomalanga Tshuma Time of article published Jan 13, 2022

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Cape Town - An anonymous tip-off has led to the arrest of a 58-year-old suspected drug dealer in Langa who was allegedly plying his trade from a fruit and vegetable stand.

Police spokesperson André Traut said: “Police officers attached to the Provincial Extortion Task Team recently arrested a 58-year-old man on a charge of dealing in drugs in Langa.

“Officers were busy with crime prevention operations in the community when they received a tip-off that the suspect was using a fruit and veg stand in Bhunga Avenue to sell his illegal goods.”

“Upon arrival at the stall, police searched and found packs of various drugs and cash believed to be the proceeds of crime. The suspect will make his court appearance in Bishop Lavis once he is charged.”

Meanwhile, in Woodstock, police arrested a 33-year-old suspect for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to a police report, the suspect was apprehended by police in the Masakhane informal settlement in Woodstock when the area was searched and he was found in possession of a 9mm pistol without a serial number and ammunition.

Traut said: “Serious and violent crimes are high on our priority list. Woodstock police were quick to react to information of a suspicious armed individual on Wednesday morning. Once charged, the suspect is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court to face the charges against him.”

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