Police raid exposes drug den in Camps Bay
Law enforcement authorities in Cape Town were lauded for their stellar work in nabbing two suspects who are accused of running a drug den in the opulent Camps Bay suburb.
Two suspects arrested after raid at Camps Bay drug den
According to Cape Town police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk, this was the culmination of months of intelligence gathering led by SAPS’ Crime Intelligence Unit.
“The location was monitored over a period of time from where the suspect is allegedly dealing in narcotics,” Capt. Van Wyk said in a statement.
From the information collected on the field, it was discovered that the suspects who resided at an apartment in Brighton Court were actively engaged in drug-related activity.
Investigators already knew that one of the suspects was allegedly harvesting marijuana at a farm in Stellenbosch. However, this wasn’t a big enough arrest since, for the most part, dagga is legal for recreational and private use in South Africa.
What drugs did the police find at the property?
It was the hardcore, illicit drugs investigators were looking out for and at the right time, a warrant was obtained to gain entry into the property and conduct a thorough search.
“Information was that the suspect [was] at the above-mentioned address and the members reacted on the information, gained entry and arrested two suspects aged 45 and 50. They found a large amount of drugs in the flat with an estimated street value of R250 000” Capt. Van Wyk revealed.
Both suspects have been charged with possession of illicit drugs with intent to deal in narcotics and face a minimum of 15 years behind bars if found guilty.
Their identities have remained unknown for now. This is a developing story.