EASTERN CAPE – In an intelligence driven operation, SAPS Walmer and the Port Elizabeth Airport border policing arrested a 43-year-old suspect and confiscated drugs at a house in Lovemore Park yesterday afternoon.
After receiving information on allegations of drug activity, at approximately 15:30, Walmer police executed a search warrant at the house.
On searching the property, various items including scales, small plastic bags, Minora blades, small packets of heroin, packets of crack cocaine and large amount of cash were seized. The estimated value of the drugs is R175 000-00.
The suspect will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate Court on Monday 22 February 2021 on a charge of dealing in drugs.
Acting Mount Road Cluster Commander, Brig Thandiswa Kupiso applauded the team for the arrests and confiscations. ‘We want to once again warn landlords that their properties could be forfeited to the state if their tenants are caught using their flat, house or outbuildings to commit crime. We will work with the necessary authorities, evict the tenants, and then take the property from the owner. Owners need to profile their tenants before leasing out their property as well as making regular visits to their property. Their property can be seized under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA). We are warning those drug dealers and landlords if we get information of crimes taking place at certain homes, flats or outbuildings we will investigate and ultimately you could forfeit your property. We will be resolute in making sure that these offenders are deprived of the proceeds of crime,’ warned Brig Kupiso.
Source: South African Police Service