Cape Town - 091023 - SUSPECTS WERE QUESTIONED AND SENT HOME WITH A WARNING AFTER FOUND IN AN ABANDONED COUNCIL HOUSE SMOKING MANDRAX, TIK AND DAGGA. JP SMITH HAS SWORN TO HAVE THE OCCUPANTS EVICTED AND THE HOUSE GIVEN TO THE COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM AS A BASE OF OPERATIONS. Metro Police as part of Operation Razor and Operation Choke performed VCP roadblocks and 6 house raids in the Mitchells Plein area last night. This is the begining of a 30 day operation in Mitchells Plein to try and erradicate organised crime in the area. Counsellor JP Smith road along with the police as well as Acting Director of the Metro Police Wayne Le Roux. 6 known houses were raided where only drug parafinalia was found including devices used to smoke tik, dagga and mandrax. In the VCP roadblocks 84 fines were issued and one arrest made for a fraudulant drivers lisence. Fines were handed out to a business for lack of permits and health code violations. Photo: Matthew Jordaan

Kimberley - A man was arrested in Kimberley on Thursday for alleged possession of drugs with a street value of about R10 000, Northern Cape police said.

The 21-year-old man was arrested in Colville, Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said.

Police received a tip-off about a man dealing in drugs in the veld. He was found with a red bag containing Mandrax tablets and R1 267 in cash.

The man was expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Friday.