Police in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town have arrested a man and confiscated drugs worth about R500 000. Picture: SAPS

Cape Town - Mitchells Plain police on Saturday arrested a man and confiscated drugs worth about R500 000.

Police officers attached to Operation Combat followed up on information they received about drugs being sold at a house in Hercules Street, Woodlands in Mitchells Plain, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.

"Upon their arrival, police conducted a search and found two bags containing 2.1kg of tik [crystal methamphetamine] with an estimated street value of R500 000. A 43-year-old man was arrested and once he has been charged he will appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of tik."

Western Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Khombinkosi Jula praised the officers who brought the perpetrator to book and removed drugs from the community of  Mitchells Plain, Rwexana said.

African News Agency/ANA