Two suspects are expected in court soon after they were arrested by Port Elizabeth in two separate cases of dealing in drugs within a period of 24 hours.
According to the police, on Thursday members from Mount Road station, assisted by the PE K9 unit, were patrolling Cape Road, Port Elizabeth, when they spotted a silver Toyota Yaris, which they stopped and searched.
“Nineteen bags of cocaine and nine pieces of rock cocaine was found inside the vehicle with an estimated value of R8 000,” described police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.
She added that a 40-year-old suspect was detained on a charge of dealing in drugs and is expected to appear in court soon.
On Friday morning, at about 00:45, police followed up on information received about possible drug activities at a house in Missionvale in Algoa Park area, Port Elizabeth.
“The suspect was at home and police seized dagga with an estimated street value of R18 438 as well as a small amount of cash,” said Colonel Naidu.
A 40-year-old female was arrested and detained on a charge of dealing in dagga.
She is expected to appear in court soon.
“Drugs and substance abuse contribute largely to the commission of various crimes, including serious and violent crimes,” said Colonel Naidu.
She added that many suspects are intoxicated or under the influence of illegal substances when they commit crime and people who are involved in illicit drugs are harming society especially the youth and we will continue to crack down on these unlawful substances.
The SAPS in Port Elizabeth is committed to stopping the drug trade in the metro and will intensify their efforts to ensure that those dealing in drugs are arrested and that their trade no longer exist.