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CAPE TOWN - A 34-year-old man had been arrested after he was found in possession of drugs and an undisclosed amount of cash in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

According to police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk, on Monday at about 4.30pm, members attached to Operation Combat Faure were busy with crime prevention duties in Tafelsig when they received information about drugs being sold at a house in Perdeberg street, Tafelsig.

Upon entering the premises, members found a man packing drugs into packets. They seized 58 packets of Methamphetamine, commonly known as Tik, six big sachets of Tik, 150 Mandrax tablets and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court to face charges of dealing in drugs.

In an unrelated incident on Tuesday at about 4:40am, members of the Bishop Lavis Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 23-year-old man for the illegal possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition in End Road, Bishop Lavis.

Van Wyk said the members followed up information received by an informer. As they approached End Road they noticed the male that fitted the description and as they approached him, he started running.

“The members gave chase and apprehended the suspect and confiscated a brown and black firearm with one live round of ammunition. The suspect is due to appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court once he has been charged,” said Van Wyk.

“Police are working around the clock to prevent and combat crime. Building stronger relationships and partnering with all communities forms part of the police plan of partnership policing. We need our communities to support us and to take a stand against crime by reporting crime,” he added.

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African News Agency (ANA)