Trio nabbed in drugs sting

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THREE peo­ple have been ar­rested in a drugs sting op­er­a­tion by Cape Town polic­ing clus­ter task team of­fi­cers near the Cape Penin­sula Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (CPUT), Western Cape po­lice said yes­ter­day. “A taxi driver with a CPUT stu­dent and an­other male were ar­rested when they al­legedly sold dagga to an un­der­cover mem­ber of the task team. The three sus­pects are aged be­tween 23 and 26,” Cap­tain FC van Wyk said. “The deal was set up with the sup­plier. The agent got into the sus­pect’s ve­hi­cle and they tried to drive off with the mem­ber. But the rest of the task team were quick to re­act and the ve­hi­cle was stopped on the cor­ner of Sir Lowry Road and Syd­ney Street and searched,” he said. Dur­ing the search, the of­fi­cers found money and more dagga in the ve­hi­cle as well as the money used by the un­der­cover agent to buy the dagga. “While search­ing the ve­hi­cle, it was re­vealed that the sus­pects had a sec­ond ve­hi­cle, and it was also searched. A big­ger amount of dagga was found in the sec­ond ve­hi­cle. Both ve­hi­cles were seized and im­pounded. The value of the dagga was es­ti­mated at a street value of R15 000.” The sus­pects were due to ap­pear in the Cape Town Mag­is­trate’s Court to­day.

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