Cape Town police have arrested a 26-year-old man for the possession of drugs worth R25 000 in Delft.

Johannesburg - A 26-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs worth R25 000 in Delft, Cape Town, on Sunday evening, Western Cape police said.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said police spotted the man, who looked “suspicious”, near a known drug outlet.

“When the members stopped to search the man, he ran and members gave chase. The suspect ran through the backyard of a house.”

The officers cornered the man, and when they searched the area they found five plastic bags, each containing 100 mandrax tablets, under a bench.

The man would appear in Bellville Magistrate's Court soon. - Sapa