Drug-dealing suspect nabbed in Port Elizabeth

A suspected drug dealer operating from a flatlet in Lorraine was nabbed with about R300 000 worth of drugs yesterday.

A tip-off led police to the flatlet behind a house in Aisne Street.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said that after the tip-off officials from the Operational Command Centre, K9 unit and Flying Squad received a search warrant before raiding the house.

“Members went to the house where they found the man inside,” Naidu said.

“They searched a Chevy Spark owned by the man, where the pre-packaged drugs were [allegedly] found.”

Naidu said the drugs were a mixture of cocaine and Khat.

“When searching the house, more than R10 000 in cash was also found hidden.”

The 28-year-old tenant was arrested for dealing in drugs.

The man is due to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court today.

In another bust, at about 5pm, police confiscated approximately R200 000 worth of dagga found inside a flat at Humewood Gardens Complex in Humewood.

Naidu confirmed the bust stems from a stop-and-search operation in Central, Port Elizabeth.

“Police were searching people when a man who was walking towards them started to run.

“A foot chase ensued and the man threw a set of keys on the ground,” Naidu said.

“Police followed up leads which them took them to his flat.

The compressed dagga was found inside,” she added

No arrests have been made.

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