Picture: Supplied / City of Cape Town
Picture: Supplied / City of Cape Town

Two teens arrested for possession of drugs in Manenberg

By IOL Reporter Time of article published Feb 25, 2021

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Cape Town – Two teenagers were arrested for the possession of drugs in Manenberg yesterday.

It was later discovered that one of the suspects is a ’’person of interest in a current murder case’’.

The City of Cape Town Safety and Security directorate said in a statement on Thursday the arrests took place after a joint operation between the City’s Metro Police Special Operations Unit and Manenberg police. The operation also netted a large amount of drugs and cash.

’’Due to a current gang war in the Manenberg area, the officers followed up on information received of drugs and firearms being stored at an address in Thames Walk,’’ the City said.

’’Upon entering the premises, the officers encountered a suspicious man and when they searched him, they found nine stoppe dagga, two whole and three half mandrax tablets, including R42 in cash. He was arrested for the possession of drugs.

’’K9 Zeke gave an indication of the presence of drugs in a Wendy house at the back of the same premises, which led his handler to find 14 stoppe dagga, 37 whole and three half mandrax tablets, as well as R900 in cash.

’’A male suspect who was in the wendy house at the time was arrested for the possession of drugs. The duo, aged 17 and 19, were detained at Manenberg police station .

’’Later the same day, K9 Khalesi gave an indication of drugs at a premises in Storms River, also in Manenberg, which led to a plastic carrier bag filled with dagga and 52 mandrax tablets.

’’It was booked in as abandoned at Manenberg police station.’’

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