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Cops seize drugs worth over R6-million

A major drug bust in Cape Town led to the seizure of 20,500 ecstasy tablets worth an estimated R6.5-million.

The SAPS Anti-Gang Unit, Crime Intelligence members, and the city’s law enforcement unit carried out the operation, which targeted a specific business in the city centre.

Western Cape SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said: “Upon entering ... premises in Castle Street, some individuals fled in different directions. The members entered a container, and a search ensued, which resulted in the confiscation of 20,500 ecstasy tablets with an estimated street value of R6.5-million, including manufacturing devices.”

Two suspects were detained on suspicion of dealing in drugs. Once charged, they will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.

Nangamso Tantsi, a 34-year-old resident, praised the police for the bust.

“I like how they are not giving the drug dealers a space to breathe. Yes, they cannot arrest all of them at the same time, but we see the hard work they are doing in making sure that they take the bad guys away,” she said.

Another resident, speaking anonymously, mentioned the importance of community cooperation with SAPS.

“We can blame SAPS for crime all we want, but the truth is that as residents, we are letting our kids down. We know the places selling drugs, so why are we not reporting them anonymously?”

Pictured above: Western Cape SAPS confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R6.5-million.

Source: Supplied