Trio nabbed in drugs sting
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.