Three people have been arrested in Gugulethu after being found in possession of Tik worth R1.2 million, Cape Town police said on Saturday.

Police were conducting routine searches in the area on Saturday afternoon when they noticed the driver of a Ford Fiesta acting “suspiciously,” said police spokesman Captain FC Van Wyk.

“Members pulled him over for a routine stop.

“After searching the three occupants of the vehicle they found a small plastic bag containing Tik and an undisclosed amount of cash in the possession of one of the individuals.

“The members then searched the vehicle in which they found a box and upon examining it they recovered a large bag and also a smaller bag also containing Tik.”

The three people, a man, aged 29, and two women, aged 29 and 33, were then arrested.

“In total 1.2 kilograms of Tik with an estimated street value of approximately R1.2 million was seized.”

The three are due to appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Monday. - Sapa