Officers attached to the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police’s K9 Unit arrested a motorist in Bellville on Wednesday, July 21, for the illegal possession of heroin.
This comes after the officers stopped the vehicle for failing to drive with the headlights on. According to IOL, officers then requested permission to search the driver and his vehicle after a strong smell of Marijuana was detected. The K9 officer, Savage then led them to a carrier bag containing 120 units of heroin and just under R4 000 in cash underneath the dashboard.
The 28-year-old suspect then allegedly offered the officers a R200 bribe to let him go, but was later detained at the Bellville Police station.
Metro police spokesperson Ruth Solomons indicated that the suspect was also issued with a traffic fine for various offences including operating a vehicle without a valid driving licence, as well as an unlicensed motor vehicle.
Meanwhile, members of the Cape Town Highlanders were deployed on Wednesday, July 20, to Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Samora Machel in support of the SAPS in curbing the ongoing taxi violence in the Western Cape.