A Nigerian man was arrested for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R7 200 near Rustenburg, North West police said on Sunday, December 25, 2011.

Police were conducting crime prevention operations in Tlhabane on Friday, when they saw a suspicious-looking Toyota Corolla on Burn Street, Warrant Officer Sam Tselanyane said.

“They pulled the vehicle over and searched it. Further investigations led to the house of the driver in Rustenburg north, where pockets of cat powder and cocaine were found,” he said.

Tselanyane said some of the drugs were found hidden inside a television remote control device, while others were kept inside the kitchen cabinets.

“Police also seized a scale, sterile syringes and a smoking pipe.”

The 35-year-old man was expected to face a charge of drug possession in court soon. - Sapa