Metro Police officers’ rapid response to a tip off resulted in a significant drug bust this morning.

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Metro Police officers’ rapid response to a tip off resulted in a significant drug bust this morning.

 

Metro Police officers’ rapid response to a tip off resulted in a significant drug bust this morning.
At around 09:30, a member of the public informed officers of illegal drug activity taking place from an informal structure next to the Bus Rapid Transit lane along the N1.
The officers responded and searched the structure. They found 207 units of heroin with a street value of R7 245 as well as just over R3 600 in cash hidden underneath a bed.
Two men, aged 25 and 28 were arrested for drug dealing and detained at Maitland SAPS.
Meanwhile during a joint operation with Bishop Lavis SAPS, members accosted a 23-year-old male for the illegal possession of a firearm, ammunition and tik.
Officers reacted on information received following a shooting this morning in Nooitgedacht. They spotted the alleged shooter at a container in Olyf Weg in Bishop Lavis. Officers searched him and recovered a 9mm Taurus pistol, 9 rounds of ammunition and 19 sachets of tik.
He was arrested and transported to Bishop Lavis SAPS for detention.

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