Three suspects are due to appear in court on Monday after being found in possession of drugs worth R1.2 million, Cape Town police said on Friday.
Two suspects, charged with dealing drugs, had been arrested on Thursday night by Cape Town police.
Police found the two Nigerian nationals in possession of 500g of tik after their vehicle was placed under surveillance in Table View.
The two suspects attempted to get rid of the drugs, when they realised they were being followed by officers, according to police.
A third suspect, a South African female, had been arrested in the Parklands area after she was found with 3.6kg of tik, as well as 180g of cocaine.
“The total street value of the drugs is R1.2 million, which is regarded as a significant blow to the drug trade,” Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said.
Earlier this month, two men appeared in the Middelburg Magistrates’ Court after they were allegedly found in possession of ecstasy tabletsvalued at around R85 million.
The suspects, Bulgarian national Valari Nikolov and Durban club owner Gregory Lyris, were arrested at the Middelburg Toll Plaza in Mpumalanga when the drugs were found in the vehicle they were travelling in.
In October, about 200kg of tik with a value of over R59 million was seized at OR Tambo International after narcotics detector dogs reacted positively cargo from Benin declared as containing prop shafts.
The drugs were then handed over to the police for further investigation.
– Caxton News Service
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